Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) (with an increasing trend), but in terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.
Posts about Riesling
  • Dreaming of a White (Wine) Christmas

    … competitions I actually pay some attention to. Plenty of aromatics, with great acidity and some nice soft fruit, along with that bit of Gew spice, coming through on the palate. I'll definitely be on the lookout for some more of this in vintages down the road. 1835. 2012 Red Rooster Riesling Icewine (VQA Okanagan Valley) To close out the dinner, I…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odysseyin Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 154: Soul Fight

    … Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 154: Soul Fight In this episode, Jeff samples a product which claims to remove sulfites from wine on a killer sample of some Finger Lakes Riesling. Watch all the way to the end of the show to learn how to get yourself some FREE STUFF… Wine Tasted: Villa Bellangelo 1866 Reserve 2012 Riesling with Just the Wine…

    Stay Radin Riesling- 4 readers -
  • We the Icewine

    … being poured by Niagara’s finest winemakers. Here are notes on twenty wines tasted over the weekend. And don’t forget the palindrome: A wet vial is fine nice agar. Vineland Estates St. Urban Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara Escarpment, Ontario (38117, $19.95, WineAlign) If this Riesling could go through a glück stage, now would be the time. There…

  • 2014 Wakefield Estate Riesling, Clare Valley

    2014 Wakefield Estate Riesling, Clare Valley Clear pale straw color. Varietal scents of apple, perfumed flowers, lemon, and lime lead to similar flavors in the mouth. As it warmed in the glass, a dash of rosewater emerged. Made dry and sporting an alcohol rating just shy of 12%, it is no surprise that the wine has a bright acidity. This is a pop-and-go whi ...

    Wine Lines- 4 readers -
  • Silver Thread Vineyard 2013 Dry Riesling

    In the three-plus years since Paul and Shannon Brock bought and took over Silver Thread Vineyard, they’ve quickly pushed the label’s reputation forward. Paul makes wines in a clean, focused style that is well suited to the region and to the vineyards the couple buys fruit from. Silver Thread Vineyard 2013 Dry Riesling ($18) is made using fruit from a variety of sources — 32% ...

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  • Claiborne & Churchill 2010 Estate Dry Riesling, Edna Valley

    … Claiborne & Churchill, located in San Luis Obispo, has a focus on the dry, white wines of the Alsace region of France. They produce about 10,000 cases of wine a year with a focus on traditional European winemaking techniques. It’s a gem of a winery if you love great whites. The grapes for this wine come from the first real harvest…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Seven compelling picks from VINTAGES for January 24

    … Tuscan kind. Fun Sangiovese. Tasted January 2015 @chianticlassico Vignobles De Balma Vénitia Cuvée Saint Roch Vacqueyras 2011, Ac Rhône, France (4003822, $24.95, WineAlign) Delicious smelling Vacqueyras, of pure red fruit distillation, bursting berries and a smouldering of warm earth. Breath deeply and it doth not burn at all, a sign of great…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Mini-reviews 68: French wine edition

    … cheap wine from that part of France. This is a richer, less crisp style, but still with green apple, and even though the wine doesn’t have any oak. • Château Jacquet Blanc 2013 ($11, purchased,12%): Nothing special about this white Bordeaux, made of sauvignon blanc and semillon. It’s sort of jumbled together, without enough minerality and some…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 11 readers -
  • Sicily Redux

    …, the estate’s representative, was on hand to add insights and discuss drumming up interest in Sicilian wine in America. For those of us in the commonwealth, the wines are available in the system. Castellucci Miano Catarratto 2012 ($19.99) This grape accounts for about 10% of land under vine in Sicily. In fact, it is second only to Sangiovese…

    Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
  • Wine of the Day January 21, 2015

    … 2013 Weingut Knoll, Gruner Veltliner, Loibner Wachau, Federspiel, Austria. The Emmerich Knoll wines always impress and are some of Austria’s most beautiful expressions of Riesling and Gruner Veltliner, and these 2013 offerings are sublime, especially the Federspiel Gruner Loiben which shows a vibrant and vivid crystalline mineral tone…

    grapelive.com- 5 readers -
  • Pinot Noir drives Oregon wine economics

    … Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Syrah – and thus no cohesive marketing message. Danowski is sensitive to the fact that of his 600 wineries, not all of them focus on Pinot Noir. However, the red grape most famous in France’s Burgundy region definitely drives the train. “We have two dynamics going on at once,” he said. “There are two…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 8 readers -

    … pricing, and how she admirably went working in the mines for a couple of years to pay off her debts and close the business. High Barossa Riesling meisters at Bob and Wilma McLean's McLean's Farm: Colin Forbes, of the rare but wondrous Forbes and Forbes, with Marie Linke, of the defunct Karra Yerta ... photo Milton Wordley As we rambled through…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 3 readers -
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