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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  • Schmitt Söhne Riesling 2003

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    Wine review by mforget07


  • Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2004

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    Wine review by mforget07


  • Hogue Fruit Forward Late Harvest Riesling 2004

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    Wine review by njkrut


  • Bianco Cantina Zaccagnini 2005

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    Wine review by JJDetroit


  • Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2006

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    This was a fabulous accompaniment to a white wine-based mushroom soup, but I did not care for it on its own. A la carte, I enjoyed the minerality but found the flavors unbalanced. By the end of the glass, the acidity was overwhelming. Read More

    Wine review by HolidayGolightly


  • Yellow Tail Riesling 2005

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    Wine review by kev1


  • Oddero Langhe Bianco 2007

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    This is a new bottling which begins where the story of Oddero Langhe Chardonnay ... 20% a changing mix based on Riesling that is aged primarily in Stainless though a tiny percentage o overflow sees some wood. In a effort to emphasize the bright and fresh character desired the vines are planted low on the hillside to prevent hydric stress and si... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • While La Morra is responsible for a large part of todays production of Barolo ... 20% a changing mix based on Riesling that is aged primarily in Stainless though a tiny percentage o overflow sees some wood. In a effort to emphasize the bright and fresh character desired the vines are planted low on the hillside to prevent hydric stress and sig... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A killer visit with Oddero.


  • Lang Vineyards Marechal Foch Okanagan Valley Vqa 2007

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    This Friday we didnt position two different wineries wines against each other, ... I would stay away from their Riesling, it was too sweet for m Read More

    Wine review by Brent Johnson


  • Luigi Bosca Red Blend Gala 2 2010

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    Wine review by oceank8


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