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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  • F.B.Schönleber Hasensprung Winkel Riesling Spätlese 2015

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    closed nose, palate of sweet apples Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • F.B.Schönleber Winkel Riesling Kabinett 2014

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    closed nose, palate of green apples Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • F.B.Schönleber Oestricher Klosterberg Alte-Reben 2015

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    pineapple citrus nose, with palate of lemon tart and fresh minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • F.B.Schönleber Mittelheimer Edelmann Trocken 2015

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    pineapple citrus nose, with palate of lemon tart and fresh minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Well you did good to try it a little later. All the GGs are picked at Spatlese ... they're trying to model Riesling on French wine and that doesn't make sense to me. The French DREAM of making wine like German Rieslin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pulling the Wrong Bottle


  • Weingut Josef Leitz Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spatlese 2012

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    Classic Riesling phenolics on the nose with pleasant green apple, green melon and warm peach fruit and sweetly floral aromas. This is richly off dry in the mouth with loads of tingling acidity perfectly balancing out the sweetness, fruit flavors of light lime zest, green apple, pineapple and a soft vanilla and tangerine note lingering after the ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... BrazilPull that Cork2014 Ara RieslingWidely known by wine connoisseurs around the globe, wines that contain high alcohol and high acidity (which act as preservatives) have the best chance of aging with grace - as long as they are stored properly. When seeking ou... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • Was in the mood to open some wine yesterday, reaching for a red but then my ... wife chimed in, asking for a Riesling. As I didn't especially care to open one I offered a Hungarian white (Zsoke I believe) that was unfortunately corked, so then decided I'd better reach for the Riesling. In so doing, I had assumed it was a basic Schafer Frolich ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pulling the Wrong Bottle


  • JD, the reserve is from the Moulds vineyard in Oak Knoll. The regular Becklyn ... Sylvaner, Green Hungarian, Riesling, Berger, Gewurtztraminer, and French Colombard among others. Great spice on the nose and palate gave it a nice edge to the creamy fruit. The 2007 Ridge Lytton Estate opened to fresh berries, beautifully balanced despite the 15.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2011

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    Weingut Dr. Loosen has produced a magnificent Spatlese from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr Weinberge; the nose evinces some light cake spice plus sweet apple pie and icing sugar; aging has been slight, as the palate shows rich pear and apple sweetness that refreshes as much as it lingers. Will last another 20 years. 92 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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