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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  • Cono Sur Single Vineyard Riesling Block 23 Rulos del Alto 2013

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    Cono Sur rarely disappoints - whatever the price point. This Riesling is from an intermediate offering and has characteristics of a 2 year old Alsatian wine from an uncharacteristically warm vintage with petrol, stewed peach, apple, musk and ginger on the nose. The palate is treated to a clean, slightly warm (alcoholic) flow of spiced peach th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Tokaj, Maule, Yarra and Georgia. They may not sound like much now, but a ... but a ... to chardonnay and riesling.” Virginia also made the Bloomberg list. McCoy noted the eastern state's “best wines so far are the Bordeaux-style red blends made from cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and petit verdot.” Southern Australia's Yarra Vall... Read More

    From the article Bloomberg Predicts The Next Eight Great Wine Regions


  • Things are going slow but steady in British Columbia.  The ... ... ... Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Riesling and Suavignon Blanc,” she wrote. The numbers indicate not much has changed in B.C.'s top-grape numbers, save for the modest rise of pinot noir and cabernet franc. As for the white wines the region produces – pinot gris, chardonnay and gerwuz... Read More

    From the article BCFG Releases Vineyard Stats for 2014 Growing Season


  • As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one ... the wine! Frisk Prickly Riesling This fabulously flavorful and fizzy blend of 89% Riesling and 11% Muscat Gordo from Victoria, Australia can be had widely for $10 or less. It begins with aromas of guava, citrus, pear, and floral notes. Tasting the wine shows mang... Read More

    From the article Five Dependable Whites You Can Find (Most) Anywhere


  • Turns out wine doesn't have stage fright. The Wall Street Journal ... ... ... a 2011 Dönnhoff Riesling, a “complex fine wine that's an intellectual equal to the main character.” A 2013 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling is a great choice while settling into Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Lyons said, because the movie needs a “wine with boyish c... Read More

    From the article Countdown to the Oscars: WSJ Reporter Gives Wine Pairings for Best Picture Candidates


  • Your average wine bottle – whether squat, slender or high-shouldered ... ... ... bottles – think Riesling, Giglio said – kept their waifish figure for matters of transport. “The German/Alsatian bottles are lighter in weight and more compact because early trade routes along the Rhine River were, for the most part, gentle voyages, and the compa... Read More

    From the article What's With All The Shapes? MSN Explores Intricacies of Bottle Bodies


  • I have had the pleasure the last few days to taste some nice wines courtesy of ... ... to me) an Eden Valley Riesling from Peter Lehman and also a further G. Meffre Cotes du Rhone 2009 (this time) with hopefully some pizzaz. So far, apart from the Aglianico its all been a great look at older wines via a lottery, some sleuthing and a fumbl Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • April will not be the month of fools for three winemakers, three wineries and a ... Cellars' (N. Y.) 2014 Riesling Ice Wine, Peju Province's (Calif.) 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine Carneros' (Calif.) 2008 Le Reve sparkling wine and Hagafen Cellars' (Calif.) 2012 Brut Cuvee sparkling wine. The event's judges also chose wines for the fo... Read More

    From the article Winner, Winner April Dinner: Fine Wine Gala Announces Number Ones


  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery Summerhill Vineyard Riesling 2013

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    This is another Mosel style Riesling from Summerhill - this one slightly sweeter in style and from a single vineyard (apparently). Like the regular Riesling on offer for 2013, the wine is dominated on the nose by honey, McIntosh Apple with a hint of spice; the entry is equally pleasant - with good acidity to balance the residual sugar in betwee... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • They may be white to the eye, but they're red at heart. Italy-based Edmund Munch Foundation researcher Panagiotis Arapitsas and his colleagues may have pulled the roots out from under the viticultural notion that white wines are missing the color-creating flavonoid anthocyanin. “The presence of anthocyanins in ripe berries is used as the accepte... Read More

    From the article White is Red, Red is White: Why Riesling And The Like Might Actually Be Red


  • 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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