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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  • Yellow Tail Riesling 2012


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    Wine review by stefstein

  • S.A. Prum Blue Slate Riesling 2006


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    Wine review by LB1001

  • Glades Pike Winery Riesling 2007


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    Wine review by spiderman

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  • Ingle Vineyard Riesling 2005


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    Wine review by Strumerika

  • I was pleased to welcome a few friends into the Snooth lair yesterday for a ... ... Winninger Brückstück Riesling Spätlese Feinherb Alte Reben 88pts2007 Pannonhalmi Apátsági Pincészet Tramini 85pts1992 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Tokay Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 92pts2007 Dönnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese 91pts1999 St. Innocent Freedo... Read More

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  • Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese Nahe Germany 2007


    Gentle aromatics with a top not of dried green onion over dusty, powdery yellow berry fruit with a whiff of white pepper. Pretty sweet with a strong rush of honeydew melon right up front. Crisp and focused with lurking minerality and fine balance though towards the more powerful end of the spatlese spectrum. Long finish 91pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Reinhard & Beate Knebel Riesling Spätlese Trocken Winninger Röttgen 2007


    Wow talk about your mineral nose, this is all slate and quartz with green starfruit and kiwi dripping over it and an exotic green, tropical floral note. Rich and fairly powerful in the mouth with solid acid yet the touch of RS gives this a lush feel. Still a bit tight this has a soft feel with bright almost tropical citrus tones, background herb... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • I have been to Alsace in France and Mosel in Germany and I think they are both very pretty! What's your favorite, let's share!!http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v318/7/116/22739336551/n22739336551_767417_8953.jpg!!http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=767416&id=22739336551&op=1&view=all&subj=27055381023&aid=-1&oid=27055381023! Read More

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  • Strub J. & H.a. Riesling Spätlese Rheinhessen Niersteiner Paterberg 2002


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    Wine review by Kanner

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