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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  • Following Mark's lead from last night and baked some cajun spiced ... ... Popped an inexpensive Alsace riesling to go with. The fish was good, the riesling not so good.  Very light nose of apricot and a touch of lemon/lime. The palate is more lemon pith, apricot, a touch of ginger and a slight bit of metallic tinge. The acidity is a bit restra... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Beblenheim Heimberger Vin d'Alsace Riesling 2012

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    Fair Alsace Riesling. Very light nose of apricot and a touch of lemon/lime. The palate is more lemon pith, apricot, a touch of ginger and a slight bit of metallic tinge. The acidity is a bit restrained for an Alsace and the finish is medium short. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine ... remind many of Torrontes or Riesling on the nose, and the vibrant citrus, acidity, and toastiness on the palate will conjure comparisons to Spanish white wines.Diren Karmena Red Blend 2011 (Tokat/Western Northern Anatolia, $14) Diren was founded in the late 1950s, and... Read More

    From the article What You're Missing: Turkish Wines


  • First off I would like to thank the Academy...Al #1, I never understand what ... then we moved on to a Rascal Riesling and also 3L cask of Andegavia Pinot. Last night more Andegavia. Tonight, lots of Sangio.&nbs Read More

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  • "And now for something completely different ..." Come on, ... ... ... blanc, merlot, muscadet, riesling, grenache....  From France, NZ, Germany and California.... Are these not everyday drinkers in your wine portfolios/stashes/menus, and for many others like you???These weren't 'completely different' to drinkers back in the '70s!!!&nbs Read More

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  • BTW, do you think that chair is really full size?  From the looks of the ... At $9, a steal.  Like a riesling, even less weight than the average Loire Cheni Read More

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  • Look at it this way, if it was good then they likely would not have gone ... ... dinner tonight. Want to do a Riesling or a Rosé. Not sure what to pop. Back on topic now, you know you want on Read More

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  • Okay, I relate to passing on the Virginia swill, having been pretty unimpressed ... ... they make some fantastic Riesling and are starting to make promising Cab Franc--a grape most Cali wineries turn into a hot mess, almost literally.Now, back to that Petrus, maybe it's alive.  I'd be willing to give up an evening next time I'm in the NYC area ... Read More

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  • If the numbers are correct, quality wines will soon have their renaissance in ... noting the export value of Riesling as a premium wine. “The recent popularity of Riesling among wine lovers outside Germany, and in particular in the US and the UK, opens up export opportunities, especially in the premium segment.” As for the age of those whose p... Read More

    From the article Cheapskates They Are Not: German Drinkers Ready To Spend


  • Cono Sur Single Vineyard Riesling Block 23 Rulos del Alto 2013

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    Cono Sur rarely disappoints - whatever the price point. This Riesling is from an intermediate offering and has characteristics of a 2 year old Alsatian wine from an uncharacteristically warm vintage with petrol, stewed peach, apple, musk and ginger on the nose. The palate is treated to a clean, slightly warm (alcoholic) flow of spiced peach th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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