Riesling

Riesling{REEZ-ling; REES-ling} is a white wine grape variety, which origins come from the Rhine, Germany.Riesling

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characteristics are: high acidity, almost perfumed, aromatic displaying flowery.

The wines are usually dry, semi-sweet, and sparkling. This grape popularity has grown through the years, Riesling is know to be the 20th most grown grape variety, as of 2004, estimations. But the quality and importance of the wine is known to be one of the top 5 most important wines together with Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay.

The country most popular for this grape is Germany, taking almost 70% of the production. The grape is grown in many countries but the most known countries are: France, Australia, USA, Austria, New Zealand and Canada.

 

 

What does Riesling taste like? Klaus Peter Keller explains

 

How do you know if a German Riesling is dry or sweet?

France

Alsace

Schaetzel produces wines the traditional grapes of Alsace, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, as well as Sylvaner and a wonderful Cremant d’Alsace from Auxerrois.

Germany

Pfalz

Historical family winery, founded in 1717. Today in 8 Generation managed under the direction of Uwe and Harald Ziegler. 

Rheinhessen

Like many producers in the Rheinhessen, in addition to Riesling Schwibinger’s lineup includes many members of the Pinot family, including Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder), Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder), and Pinot Noir, (Spatburgunder).  We’ve focused on his Rieslings and his Pinot Gris as we think they offer a unique quality and price.

Nierstein sits on the banks of the Rhine river, in the northern-most part of the Rheinhessen.  The area is marked by the distinct soils that comprise the “Roter-Hang” or Red Slopes where the Hipping and Pettehthal vineyards are located.

From bone-dry Rieslings that are regularly cited as being among the very finest white wines in the world to Spätburgunder that rivals top-class Burgundy, Keller makes an astonishing number of world class offerings. –

 

Riesling

Color of grape green
Species Vitis Vinifera
Riesling Synonyms Rheinriesling, Johannisberger
Origin Rhine, Germany
Most common in France, Germany, USA
Pronunciation REES-ling