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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  • Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spatlese Rheingau 2012

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    lemon meringue and postage stamp on the nose. Full round and rich in the mouth with loads of green apple and a splash of green watermelon with a dash of red pear. Salty brine on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Among the sparklers, Jacquesson's GVS beat out the Schramsberg BdN, though ... almost always prefer German riesling versions to the Canadian whatever, though I do drink them, too.Still/dry whites a harder call. As you can see were several virtual flights there. After the sparkling, first dry rieslings, then SB segueing into SB/Semillon, then C... Read More

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  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... ... Estate Art Series Riesling (Margaret), 2008Henschke Julius Riesling (Eden), 2011Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Grand Cru, 2002Klein Constantia SB, 2013Domaine Didier Daguenaux Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, 2004Tyrell’s Old Winery Semillon (Hunter), 2006Chateau La L... Read More

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  • Vereinigte Hospitien Piesporter Goldtrpfchen Riesling Kabinett 2014

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    slight brownish gold, rich fruits but a bit cloying... bit too acidic for my liking Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Hello Friends,Since few years I´ve been living in Germany in the ... in ... ... in the world, mostly for Riesling.Because of my fasination of this wine area, we (me & Maciej) created a special map with all wineries of the German Wine Route in Palatinate.This is the 1st special edition of the GUTSMAP® published for first time this year in Germa... Read More

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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... Sauvignon, two Viogniers, a Riesling, a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought the prize bottle (2009 Muse Vineyards... Read More

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  • Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spatlese Rheigau 2012

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    lemon meringue and postage stamp on the nose. Full round and rich in the mouth with loads of green apple and a splash of green watermelon with a dash of red pear. Salty brine on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Moselland Riesling Black Cat Zeller Schwarze Katz 2011

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    A very nice Riesling, not too dry or sweet. (The kitty bottle is a nice touch and makes a great decorative item after it's empty.) Read More

    Wine review by ReverendEntity


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Mosel Old Vines Nik Weis 2014

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Trip summary of Columbia Gorge and more...Phelps Creek: Don't be put off ... ... served to match wines. Riesling is slightly sweet but the Pinot Gris is crisp and clean. The Chardonnay comes from the Celila vineyard--enough said. Other selections include pinot, cab and red blend.Additional stopsYakima: Gilbert (take the time to go to the Hack... Read More

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