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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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley 2007

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    Wine review by longago2026


  • Schlink Haus White Blend Auslese 2011

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  • V. Sattui Winery Riesling California Off Dry 2007

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    Musings on white wine: For the most part, I'll drink it if you pour it, but I ... I ... to the rule. For a riesling, it has an exceptionally complex bouquet, is smooth on the palate, not overly sweet, and has a finish that lingers like eating a peach in the middle of a freshly-mown lawn on a lazy summer afternoon.Both beers that come out o... Read More

    Wine review by soychicka


  • V. Sattui Winery Riesling California Off Dry 2007

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  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2009

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  • Lars Carlberg from the Mosel Wine Merchant will be in town this week and with ... they started importing Mosel Riesling to the US (other producers include Günther Steinmetz and Clemens Busch) and find the quality of these wines to be outstanding every year. Apparently, Stein will showcase the first Mosel straw wine since 1971 at the tastings (... Read More

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  • When the guys at Snooth recently introduced the concept of page ownership on ... Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Silvaner, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Zinfandel.This shows is a wide diversity in climates and soils that permit so many different grape varieties to be grown. The soil content varies dr... Read More

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  • Riesling Dr. L Dr. Loosen 2007

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  • Schmitt Söhne Riesling 2007

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    A very sweet white wine, perfect for sipping whenever. Read More

    Wine review by missel21


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