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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  • Weingut Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel 2015

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    Wine review by SoltaSalle


  • Dr. Beckermann Riesling Liebfraumilch 2008

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    Did not see a vintage on my bottle and and it looked different than the ... A ... A bit out of character for Riesling, but enjoyabl Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Weingut Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel 2015

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    Creamy tropical fruit aromas of banana and mango with mixed blossom potpourri and the faintest hint of lemon on the nose. Excellent body and a pleasant zip of acidity support an off dry palate with ripe tangerine and pink lady apple, a bit of citrus again creeping through towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Interesting observation from down under We have quite a large selection of ... ... wellGenerally they are Riesling and SHirazThe big wine companies seem to excel in this space and working in the industry as a bean counter it is e reflection of economies of scaleI am more than happy to drink sub20 when the value proposition is there or the occa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

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  • Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2015

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    Brioche and lemon meringue aromas on the nose with a touch of melon and mango. With prickly acidity and off dry sweetness, this is juicy on the palate with ripe grape and apple juice notes, a fresh tangerine mid palate and a candied green apple finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2015

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    Fresh minerality and white blossom notes with a zesty spice, peach and apple fruit on the nose. Good medium high acidity and lemon-lime citrus on the palate with green apple fruit and a clean mineral finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cora, here's a link to a trip report I wrote when we visited Alsace last ... ... seek out some Alsace Riesling when you get a chance, especially some Grand Cru from a well known producer like Domaine Weinbach or Domaine Zind-Humbrech Read More

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  • It's just an odd shaped bottle Al. Most mags are just a stouter version of ... 750. This one is more like a Riesling magnu Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Not only fell off the vegan wagon, but vegetarian as well. Back to being a ... ... the next night. Good German riesling, and company, with the chicken. Earlier sushi was 'jizake' (local 'craft' sake) though one of my mates passed some Macon Villages around. Didn't persuade me to switch. First night back to primal meat eating with the burger wa... 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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