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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  • Adolph Mueller Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spätlese 2009

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    I really enjoy this wine. It is not as sweet at some Riesling Spatlese wines. I have found this wine (vintage year 2013) in Delaware and Virginia but it does sell out fast. Have not been able to find it in New Jersey which is where I live. Still looking for a liquor store that carries it. Read More

    Wine review by 1894323stephspi 1894323 stephspi


  • Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

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    Wine review by 1894246Nesmockin 1894246 Nesmockin


  • Sandra celebrated her '100 days until retirement' last night in style. ... ... (34% Gewurztraminer, 27% Riesling, 26% Pinot Gris, 10% Pinot Blanc and 3% Muscat) called Jezebel.  Feeling no pain at this point, we still had about 60 minutes until the movie started so we stopped in at a wine shop (Swirl & Sip) and tried several wines - and walked... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • RBA, on our last trip to Paso we found a lot more GSM/Rhone blends. Previously ... and was looking for a nice riesling but the closest I could find was this Gewürztraminer that we picked up a couple weeks ago while we were in Oregon visiting our son.Very floral nose with some more on the palate along with dried apricot, orange marmalade and ju... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Torii Mor Riesling Willamette Valley 2014

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    Intriguing nose is light with floral aromas of ripe apple and spice framed with ... a surprising entry for the Riesling grape. Look out for lemon and citrus here, clean and fresh on the palate with a bit of varietal character lurking around the edge Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Al, I enjoy your restaurant/wine bar stories--especially, the pics and, ... ... port wine and vanilla citrus riesling?  If so, they all sound pretty good.  Maybe they should charge more.Tonight I am having an Ojai Syrah This is their low-dollar Syrah bottling. I'll save the SVD bottlings for a night when I'm having something more substantial f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • René Sparr White Blend Alsace Aoc One 2007

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    Wine review by Roberta1759


  • Orange wine is something I feel I have read about more often than I have seen ... Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling Italico in a traditional Georgian terra-cotta qvevri jar. This full bodied wine was an amber color in the glass. It had good acidity and it showed primarily nutty aromas with apricot and orange zest, a bit of earth and a ligh... Read More

    From the article Ditch Your Rose: Orange Wine Is Burning Hot


  • Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett Erbacher Marcobrunn 2004

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    Wonderful yellow-golden color. Fruity with hints of plum and honey Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Barefoot Riesling 2011

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    Wine review by JessiTrouble


  • 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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