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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  • We were in Philadelphia yesterday and this morning, driving up Saturday to ... ... first, then I added a Pikes Riesling which was ok but not exceptional.  When we returned to our hotel, we stopped at the bar and I ordered a Manhattan, while Sandra had a Solerno (blood orange liqueur).  It's not what she ordered, but that is what she received. ... Read More

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  • Al, personally, I would not dispute anybody's choice of a Pinot Noir to ... with Indiian is, generally, Riesling or Gewurztraminer.I agree, that the above is a pretty broad generalization.  So, I resort to my standard fallback:  drink the wine that you like to drink with the food you like to ea Read More

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  • Not so fast my fine friend - we're here, in my case with more work than I ... the 2016 Amalaya Torrontes/Riesling blend I'm amazed at how well this works.  This was my 6th bottle and the 2 people that shared it were just as surprised.  Really a nice off dry with a zip at the end to accompany good fruit.A wine that always goes good with food - ... Read More

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  • I have drank some volvray Mark but it's always been the semi-sweet variety. ... ... I cut my teeth on dry riesling while stationed in Germany in the early 70's and was shocked not to be able to find any when I returned home. I'll look for the sec version on my next visit. I did notice that Dry Creek Vinyards makes one and I like their zin. It'... Read More

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  • This year seem to be channeling my Swedish grandfather (rather than my ... and ... and probably some sherry and riesling before it. Maybe even some Islay scotch (in honor of my other grandfather, whose family came from there) with any leftover cheese afterwards (thinking about it, nobody on either side of the family was lactose intolerant). Wi... Read More

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes 2016

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    Pleasant sweet spice and fresh fruit aromas of peach and ripe apple on the nose. Tart and focused palate of lime and grapefruit with an herbal citrus leaf mid palate and a finish of lime juice and green apple with puckering acidity throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese Germany Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Mittel Mosel Piesport White 2014

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    Very drinkable and popular on Thanksgiving. Pretty sweet, could use a bit of acid IMO. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Famille Hugel Classic Riesling Alsace 2014

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    Classic cool Riesling aromatics with plenty of lemon, stony slate and green apple. Quite dry on the palate, crisp and juicy with a zesty acidity and fruit flavors of lime, grapefruit and green apple. Finishes with a mineral edge and good length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • These beauties arrived this week, found them on sale on-line at Benchmark ... Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvée Ste. Catherine.  We visited the Domaine during our Alsace trip in 2016 and to me their wines were far and away the best we sampled all week, and we sampled a lot 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

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  • 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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