Riesling

Name of varietal: Riesling

Common synonyms: Rhineriesling, Johannisberger, Gentile Aromatique, Hochheimer, Rizling, Rheinriesling, Rieslinger, Reynai, White Riesling
 
Parentage of the grape: likely indigenous to Germany
 
History of the grape: As with many varietals, exact details of Riesling’s origins are unclear. It is known that in 14th century Germany, attention shifted to white grape cultivation when it was obvious that red grapes weren’t up to snuff compared to those with more color and structure from neighboring countries. The first written mention of Riesling is dated March 13, 1435 when Count Katzenelnbogen at Russelsheim bought six vines of Riesling from Klaus Kleinfish for 22 soldi. From this point, there is written evidence throughout the 15th century of various sales and plantings around Germany as well as Austria and Alsace. The meticulous German artist Hieronymus Bosch makes a mention of it in his book on herbs, published in 1577, using the modern spelling Read more »

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  • I know what you’re thinking: When are we gonna start drinking wine? ... ... (lots of Zinfandel, Barbera, Riesling, Pinot Blanc). Surprised to see me drinking my white wines out of all-purpose stems? Don’t be -- they give the wines the space they need to releases their aromas, and why would you want anything less. Putting white wines in little ... Read More

    From the article Wine 101: Stemware


  • Carl Reh Wines Mosel Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese

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    High fruity note, good finish Read More

    Wine review by monica rozin


  • MJET, we discovered Vizlay on our April 2015 RRV trip, nice wines and nice ... ... bottle of Selbach-Oster Riesling the other night so maybe my palate was a bit tainte Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Schlink Haus Riesling Spatlese Nahe 2015

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    the perfect Riesling for the occasion as it will be accepted by many. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Weingut Willi Schaefer Riesling Kabinett Graacher Domprobst Ap16 2009

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    hardy nose which didn't fancy me, but quite liking the sweet, slightly acidic, pineapple flavors Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 TO EVERYONE FROM ME, amour!It is clearly a great pleasure to re-join you all,  after a long and very busy impasse (and thank the high heavens above, a healthy impasse!)Lovely to see the wine veterans here in action and equally lovely to meet the new wine lovers on the block!Here am I, amour, in the photo, at my home, having s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic HAVING SERIOUS FUN WITH OUR...


  • Al, sounds like another awesome day in the district!  What's with the ... ... of this German spatlese riesling and popped one thinking it might pair well with the dinner.  I must say it was an excellent choice. There's an initial rush of honeysuckle and creamy lime, followed closely by a waxy feeling, some fairly mouth watering acidity and a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... grapes. ... and even “Riesling” are familiar pals too. This is largely because the United States and other New World regions label their wines by varietal rather than geographic area. Wine writer and merchant Frank Schoonmaker is credited with making the successf... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


  • Polka Dot Riesling 2013

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    Headache every night. A bit fake. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Corvidae Wine Company Riesling Ravenna 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Antiques To Uniques


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