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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  • Polka Dot Riesling 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Headache every night. A bit fake. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Corvidae Wine Company Riesling Ravenna 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Antiques To Uniques


  • We make dry Riesling, Chardonnay and Gerwurztraminer. We also do a Pinot Noir Noir,a Hungarian style Bulls Blood, a Bordeaux red blend and an exceptional Cab Franc. This year we are doing a Georgian Saperavi and a Russian Kagor. These are all cool climate wines with rich fruit character and nice acidity. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I am the owner and winemaker at Chateau Niagara winery in Newfane, NY. We are a small lot winery of artisan French and Eastern European wines.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Al, Roederer Estate is a HUGE production wine.  BevMo and TotalWine should ... ... kind of like a sparkling riesling in an apple-y way.  The kids liked it.  They are teens so we let them have a little.  They were acting kind of funny later.  We followed that with a 2006 Ramey Larkmead CS that I bought as a Mystery Wine from Garagiste.  It had r... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Year's Eve (2016) and New...


  • So what wine or other special beverage are you having tonight to celebrate the coming year?  We have a nice 2010 Barnett wine open right now, serving this with a grilled steak shortly.  Later tonight I'll open up a sparkling wine to ring in the New Year. Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Year's Eve (2016) and New...


  • Not sure the reds would be ideal with the foie gras. If you can, try a Riesling or Champagne.Id go with the Cathiard Red Burgundy with the pheasant, that should be really nice.Finally, dessert sounds suitable for the Madeira Read More

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  • Dr. Loosen L Riesling 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Wonderful as always and it's one of my perennial favorites and it's always in my cellar. A perfect sipper for anytime. Green apples, stone fruit and that great Mosel terrior combine with great acidity and schisty minerality to leave you wanting more. 90 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I'm looking for two wine suggestions for a dinner soon. First off, I'm looking to pair a bottle of red wine with a first course mi-cuit foie gras and second course pheasant, dauphine potato, chicory and parsnip. Hoping you guys have a good suggestion from my options. If none of the options are especially well-suited, what would you recommend? My... Read More

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  • Long time lurker on both Snooth and Wine Berserkers. Why I decided to post now, ... so much ( though I think the Riesling is fine just not a big fan). We have traveled to Virginia and love the wine country (but not the wines). Hoping to go to Oregon this year or next because I like Oregon Pinots (though the pricing is going trough the roof!).No... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Some more Riesling words and wines if you like: http://www.winewriting.com/2012/06/australia-riesling.html http://www.winewriting.com/2012/04/austria-weingut-sepp-moser.html http://www.winewriting.com/2011/02/darting-estate-riesling-vs-rhone.html http://www.winewriting.com/2011/11/germany-reichsrat-von-buhl-grand-cru.html http://www.winewriting...

    Comment by 274063Richard M James 274063 Richard M James


  • anyone ever try Chateau Ste. Michelle's harvest select reisling

    Comment by 878999joe the wine oh 878999 joe the wine oh


  • This Sunday at the Amsterdam Market in NYC: 30 New York wineries showcase their wines: http://www.newamsterdammarket.org/index_november/12.05_market.html. Nice opportunity to taste some good NY Riesling.

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • I am trying to locate, KRUCK, Riesling 2008

    Comment by 463822Delland 463822 Delland


  • Dear Friends of the Good Grape, if you happen to live in the NYC area, here is a walk for you: http://www.grapesandgrainsnyc.com/2010/07/08/summer-of-riesling-wine-bar-crawl/ Best, Der Kellermeister

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • Try www.wine-searcher.com

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • Where can I find a Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling in the Sacramento area?

    Comment by 215948holliwouldnt 215948 holliwouldnt


  • Westhofener Kirchspiel Auslese Riesling (www.winesforhumanity.com) from Germany. The bouquet of this full-bodied and at the same time graceful. Riesling is characterised by gooseberries and currants, underscored by a distinctive minerality and earthy notes. A selection with a lot of structure and volume. The delicate sweetness and the stable ...

    Comment by 261764mmgalilei 261764 mmgalilei


  • I live in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY where some of the best rieslings in the world are made, yet I don't see a single NYS riesling in your list.

    Comment by 388545notgibson 388545 notgibson


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