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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  • Last night was an excellent event, thanks to everyone that was involved and ... 2007 Dönnhoff Riesling Spätlese "Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl" - http://www.snooth.com/wine/donnhoff-kreuznacher-krotenpfuhl-riesling-spatlese-2007/- 1994 Gunter Steinmetz Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese - http://www.snooth.com/wine/gunter-steinmetz-mulheimer-sonne... Read More

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  • Rudolf Müller Riesling Auslese 2007


    i thought this was quite good. a bit on the sweet side (i guess spaetlese) but overall a really nice bottle. will get more soon. Read More

    Wine review by schmiddi

  • Columbia Winery Riesling Columbia Valley 2008


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    Wine review by wilmina6

  • Hogue Genesis Riesling Columbia Valley 2007


    This is an ok Riesling. Aromas of apricots and flowers. Flavors of peach, apricot and citrus. Needs more acidity and the finish is short. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde

  • Stein Bremmer Calmont Riesling Auslese 2002


    Pronounced intensity of barnyard, nuts, hay, peach, honey, stones and wet ... ... wet ... light and elegant Riesling of true Auslese style (not a downgraded Beerenauslese). Concentrated, balanced, complex. At the same time light and playful. Perfect partner for spicy shrimp or for contemplation after dinner. A very fine win Read More

    Wine review by DerKellermeister

  • Two Princes Riesling 2007


    I am a freak for 2007 German Riesling and the Nahe has been particularly spectacular. This wine is outrageously good for the price. Perfectly balanced. I can't believe I only bought one bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Robwalls

  • Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling Australia 2005


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    Wine review by waimarama

  • Villa Maria Riesling Marlborough Private Bin 2005


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    Wine review by waimarama

  • Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2007


    Pale lemon color. Medium(+) intensity of bruised apple, pear, lemon and minerality. It is dry (trocken) on the palate, has medium(+) acidity level and a medium body with a medium alcohol level. Medium intensity of grapefruit fruit with lots of prickly minerality and deeper notes of spice. Medium length. Read More

    Wine review by DerKellermeister

  • Jasper Hill Riesling Heathcote Georgia's Paddock 2005


    Medium lemon color. Medium intensity of honey, bosc pear, a faint layer of ... ... give the Georgia's Paddock Riesling the perfect weight to carry the prnonounced mineral character on the palate, with its oscillating flowery notes, which seem to come and go in waves. A flash of sage at the end. As the wine warms up in the glass the mouthfeel g... Read More

    Wine review by DerKellermeister

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