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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Craig Donofrio

Craig Donofrio is an Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and has worked and consulted for some of the nation's top restaurants. He is chief food/wine photographer at Grapevine Studios (www.grapevinestudios.blogspot.com).

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  • Tasting was great - they were wines leftover from various events The 04 ... sure what to eat with itThe RieslingsThe 16 St Helga is such  a good wine AUD15 never lets yuo down and was crisp fresh with nice citrus notes, acid backbone very good The 08 O'Leary Walker was a bueatiful aged riesling and at 9 years showed just how good riesling ages... Read More

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  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling SHiraz08 Mesh Riesling Clare/Eden Valley Blend [half Grosset half Yalumba hence Mesh]08 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling Clare16 Orlando ST Helga Riesling Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/S... Read More

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  • D -I am not much of a surfer but my next door neighbour and my nephew who surf ... ... and make a pretty good riesling - the grooms father recently retired as Yalumba's Marketing Director.  No chance of wine culture being lost in that couple [I have partied with them and their parents and drank plenty of good win Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... some craft beers and local rieslings before heading back homeThe winesWe started with a platter made up of Smoked Salmon, Smoked Rainbow Trout, Crusty Bread, Smoked Trout Spread, Hommus, pickled Artichokes, Semi Dried Tomatoes, Coriole Kalamata Olives, Sopressa A Tripl... Read More

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  • Sounds like a great fun eventReminds me that we have to organise a Clare Valley ... ... and drinking red after a riesling warm up off cour Read More

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  • Late Harvest 2011

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    Wine review by fiorela12


  • Yesterday we braved 104° temperatures in the Sonoma Valley to tour the iconic Pagani Ranch in Kenwood followed by dinner and some amazing wines. More in my next post. Read More

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  • Weingut Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Sommerpalais Riesling 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I am now inspired as we have a long weekend in most of Australia this weekend ... the days coffee] journey to Riesling, maybe Chardonnay, definitely Pinot Noir before a mandatory Shiraz and maybe depending on flow a Cab with cheese at the endSo tonight I will plan the menu over a glass of wine and shop on Saturday and cook sundayI will report ... Read More

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  • Weingut Spreitzer Engelmannsberg Riesling Rheingau 2015

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    Classic Riesling aromas of phenol, apricot and green apple on the nose. Floral honeysuckle, pear and lemon flavors with a crisp acidity lifting the palate with zesty, citrus buoyancy and a finish of sweet spice and apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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