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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  • Morels are in season and I just picked up 3/8 of a pound, so I'm looking for some interesting and delicious recipes to try, so any suggestions, please post them! Read More

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  • Dr. H. Thanisch Muller-Burggraef Riesling Mosel Feinherb 2013


    Peach, petrol and sage aromas with light citrus notes. There's a slight sweetness on the attack that crowds out the palate but mellows quickly into apricot and peach flavors. A bit of herb, green apple, and honeysuckle. The finish is clean Read More

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  • Fox, I would add in Harslevelu and Riesling to the Furmint and Chenin tasting. Supposedly, Harslevelu is a mix of Riesling and Chenin and from that bottle Greg brought, I'd say that's a pretty good description. Read More

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  • I don't think the presence of RS in the "Grey Riesling" has much impact on whether it survived or not.  BTW, my research indicated that Gray or Grey Riesling was Trousseau Gris.  Alas, the problem with Wikipedia is no one checks for internal consistency.Wind Gap makes it, and I drank it recently at Pizzaiolo in Oakland.  It didn't strike me as s... Read More

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  • DM, what do you think about that Grey Riesling/Sylvaner?  Gina is reluctant because she doesn't care for sweet wines.  I am of the, possibly naive, opinion that Wente would have left some residual sugar in that wine.  Do you think they could have fermented it dry? Read More

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  • I had a few Wente wines back in the '70s and early '80s but don't ... the RS issue for their Grey Riesling, though some Googling might produce results (gonna beg off on that personally today with plenty of other things to do). The Sylvaner vs. Trousseau Gris issue also bears researching, if someone wants to continue with this discussion. Back ... Read More

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  • Great thank you for your help.  To update, the Coles du Rhone has ... ... out - I don't drink Riesling anyway, its too sweet for my taste and its 20 years old so that doesn't seem like something I should give to a friend.  And the Bolla's you're right are less expensive wines and both had residue on the bottom of the glass, 13 year old inexpe... Read More

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  • Mark, they fell from use as the CA wine industry (and then elsewhere in the ... ... wines by their varietal. Riesling was used initially more as a style, like Burgundy, Chablis, Champagne, etc. What earlier Englishpersons would've called 'Hock' (in the era of 'Claret' for Bordeaux).Plenty of Sylvaner grown and bottled in Alsace, to Read More

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  • Gina, I am going to second the recommendation that you open these up and try ... not seen any mention of Grey Riesling in many years.  Also, years ago, I recall seeing California bottlings labeled Johannisberg Riesling and White Riesling.  My recollection is that Johannisberg Riesling and White Riesling were the same grape variety, and Grey Ri... Read More

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  • My friend had some wines in a cement cellar up in Lake Tahoe.  She is not ... ... Wente   Grey Riesling  19 Read More

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