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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  • Sorry, turophile. One day you may find yourself trapped in a big, scary, ... ... ... and a Dry Washington RieslingCarr’s Crackers are bland by design. They will underscore virtually any cheese (no matter how gloppy) or wine in their wake. Cheez Whiz was formulated by a Kraft scientist in the 1950s. Stabilizing ingredients like carrageenan (a ... Read More

    From the article Unpretentious Wine Pairings: Cheese Product


  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... ... even dry chenin blanc or riesling)  and a variety of reds (first had it with Cab, but now prefer with Burgundy [not gag-worthy cherry cough syrup CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just picked up 3/8 of a pound...


  • Morels are in season and I just picked up 3/8 of a pound, so I'm looking for some interesting and delicious recipes to try, so any suggestions, please post them! Read More

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  • Dr. H. Thanisch Muller-Burggraef Riesling Mosel Feinherb 2013

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    Peach, petrol and sage aromas with light citrus notes. There's a slight sweetness on the attack that crowds out the palate but mellows quickly into apricot and peach flavors. A bit of herb, green apple, and honeysuckle. The finish is clean Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fox, I would add in Harslevelu and Riesling to the Furmint and Chenin tasting. Supposedly, Harslevelu is a mix of Riesling and Chenin and from that bottle Greg brought, I'd say that's a pretty good description. Read More

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  • I don't think the presence of RS in the "Grey Riesling" has much impact on whether it survived or not.  BTW, my research indicated that Gray or Grey Riesling was Trousseau Gris.  Alas, the problem with Wikipedia is no one checks for internal consistency.Wind Gap makes it, and I drank it recently at Pizzaiolo in Oakland.  It didn't strike me as s... Read More

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  • DM, what do you think about that Grey Riesling/Sylvaner?  Gina is reluctant because she doesn't care for sweet wines.  I am of the, possibly naive, opinion that Wente would have left some residual sugar in that wine.  Do you think they could have fermented it dry? Read More

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  • I had a few Wente wines back in the '70s and early '80s but don't ... the RS issue for their Grey Riesling, though some Googling might produce results (gonna beg off on that personally today with plenty of other things to do). The Sylvaner vs. Trousseau Gris issue also bears researching, if someone wants to continue with this discussion. Back ... Read More

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  • Great thank you for your help.  To update, the Coles du Rhone has ... ... out - I don't drink Riesling anyway, its too sweet for my taste and its 20 years old so that doesn't seem like something I should give to a friend.  And the Bolla's you're right are less expensive wines and both had residue on the bottom of the glass, 13 year old inexpe... Read More

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  • Mark, they fell from use as the CA wine industry (and then elsewhere in the ... ... wines by their varietal. Riesling was used initially more as a style, like Burgundy, Chablis, Champagne, etc. What earlier Englishpersons would've called 'Hock' (in the era of 'Claret' for Bordeaux).Plenty of Sylvaner grown and bottled in Alsace, to Read More

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  • 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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