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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  • This past week the Times of Malta heralded the victory of one of its wines, a ... 2011 Riesling Spatlese Trocken Escherndorfer Lump Pradikatswein Franken took the Grand Gold Medal. The Canadian wine, a 2012 Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench VQA “Le Clos Jordanne Vineyards” won a silver medal ex-aequo along with Germany’s 22011 Weisser Burgunder Troc... Read More

    From the article Malta Wine Snags Recognition at Vinitaly Competition


  • I first encountered Serbian wines two years ago at the Balkans International ... RosaVino Budimir 1878 2009 Riesling Margus MargiVino Budimir 1878 2011 Tamjanika ZupskaMilijan Jelic 2011 Pocerina Morava Matalj Vinarija 2012 Sovinjon Beli Tera Read More

    From the article Considering the Wines of Serbia


  • Yesterday online magazine Paste tempted the travel bug of wine lovers by ... ... ... of cellars in the famed Riesling region.  Photo Credit: ChrisCruises, Flickr Creative Commo Read More

    From the article Hints of Salt on the High Seas: 6 Cruises For Your Vino Vice


  •  I would expect a 2003 Zinfandel to be way past its prime by now.What D ... absolutely characteristic of Riesling. Not so much with Petite Manseng that I've had but why not? Those are due to various sulfur compounds. From time to time you can find that with several other grapes, although not nearly as consistentl Read More

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  • Cahors, Fox. Better than the Cot up the Loire, which is in many cases, however, ... ... is something common to Riesling at a certain point in its aging. It blows off quickly, so you're not drinking kerosene. Just a hint on the nose that lets you know where it is in its maturation curve.2003 way past its prime?  Huh????????????????????????????T... Read More

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  • Even CEO’s get jittery about their wine lists.  This past ... ... spectrum, something like a Riesling or a Pinot Grigio is a much lighter option. Even lighter reds like a Pinot Noir or a Lambrusco could be perfect for an after-work type of drink or a starter course at dinner.” Photo Credit: hans peter meyer, Flickr Creative Commo Read More

    From the article Forbes Launches Series of Wine Tips For Business Executives


  • Jones Von Drehle Petit Manseng 2013

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    This is a NC wine from our beloved Yadkin Valley AVA. Light gold in color, ... ... not unlike a slightly older Riesling. That's where most of the similarities stop however, as this is more tropical on the palate along with dried apricot, some nice acidity but with a touch of bitterness on the back end, fairly simple with a somewhat short finis Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much ... Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer) from four vineyards in the Willamette AVA, this wine shows delightful aromatics of wildflowers, lavender, and honeysuckle along with a pale gold hue. In the mouth, it awakens the palate with ... Read More

    From the article Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25


  • 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

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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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