Riesling

Riesling

Riesling is one of the oldest German varieties, original from the Rhiengau region. The name Riesling might come from “reissen”, which originally meant “divide”, then “carve”, “cut” or “engrave” and finally “break” or “tear out”. There is no further explanation for this etymology, but maybe the first meaning “divide” can refer to the way grapes are divided through the fingers.

Riesling variety is very resistant to cold weather, thanks to its hard vine shoots; however it has to be planted in the very best places so it can ripen completely and achieve a good performance. When its location is the appropriate, Riesling wines can be of extremely high quality even though its output is also high. It has late budding and therefore it avoids many spring frosts. Its ripening is also mid-late, but anyway it depends on the kind of wine that the producer wants to elaborate. Riesling can endure well downy mildew and is moderately sensitive to powdery mildew and botrytis cinerea.

Rieslingwines usually have a low alcoholic degree, but a high acidity and extract. This variety reflects the inner nature of the land where it is grown; hence it is difficult to speak in generalities about its taste and usual character. Wines can be floral, fruity, mineral and spiced. Nevertheless, this variety always yields the longest-live wines in the world, wines that age as much as a red Bourdeaux wine, without losing its qualities.

In France, Riesling is only authorised in Alsace, where harvests are traditionally chaptalized and the wines produced are dry still ones. These French Riesling wines have more body than the German ones. Very rarely sweet wines are produced with Riesling: Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles. The best Alsace wineries are: Marcel Deiss, Hugel, Josemeyer, Kreydenweiss, André Ostertag, Trimbach, Weinbach and Zind-Humbrecht.

In Germany, Riesling is grown in the wine regions of Pfalz, Nahe, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Rheinhessen, Rheingau and Wüttemberg. The best region for this variety, where it reaches its peak of quality and where wine is most unique is the cold area of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, where it can have a relatively late ripening, in the steep slopes of slate soil over the Rhin. Wines produced here have low alcoholic degree and very high acidity so it takes years in bottle for the wine to sweeten and easy up its strong character.

As far as all the other German regions are concerned, Riesling wines from Rheingau are straighter and slightly more mellow, Riesling wines from Nahe are more nervous and sometimes with grapefruit notes, in Rheinhessen the style differs greatly from mature Riesling wines to others full of tension, in Pfalz, Riesling wines tend to be bland, mellow and structured, while WürttembergRieslings are fresh and light.

Some of the recommended wineries are: Dr. Bürklin Wolf and Friedrich Becker in Pfalz; Wittman y Kühling Gillot in Rheinhessen; Georg Breuer and Peter Jakob Kühn in Rheingau; Hermann Dönnhoff and Emrich Schönleber in Nahe; Egon Müller, Geltz Zilliken,Maximin Grünhaus, Fritz Haag and J.J. Prüm in Mosel-Saar-Ruwer; Ratzenberger in Mittelrhein; and Rudolf Fürst in Franken.

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Wine with Riesling

Spanish White Guerrilla Riesling 2016
Quantity:
6,15 €
bottle x6: 5,85 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Maetierra Appellation IGP Valles de Sadacia Grapes Riesling
Colet A Priori Brut
Quantity:
8,70 €
Charming
PK91
90
Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2012
Quantity:
9,45 €
Eco / Bio
PK87
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Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Weingut Koehler Ruprecht Appellation Pfalz Grapes Riesling
Hugel Alsace Gentil Hugel 2015
Quantity:
9,90 €
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Geltz Zilliken Butterfly Riesling 2016
Quantity:
11,85 €
Charming
bottle x6: 11,25 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Geltz Zilliken Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Ansgar Clüsserath Vom Schiefer Riesling Trocken 2015
Quantity:
12,00 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Ansgar Clüsserath Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Kühling - Gillot Qvinterra Riesling Trocken 2016
Quantity:
12,00 €
Eco / Bio
bottle x6: 11,40 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Kühling Gillot Appellation Rheinhessen Grapes Riesling
Friedrich Becker Gutswein Riesling Trocken 2015
Quantity:
12,00 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Friedrich Becker Appellation Pfalz Grapes Riesling
Leitz Rüdesheimer Riesling Trocken 2015
Quantity:
12,10 €
Other Vintages available: 2016
PK90
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Type of wine Young White Winery Leitz Appellation Rheingau Grapes Riesling
A.J. Adam Im Pfarrgarten Riesling Feinherb 2015
Quantity:
12,20 €
Charming
PK90
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Type of wine Young White Winery A.J. Adam Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
A.J. Adam Riesling Trocken 2016
Quantity:
12,45 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery A.J. Adam Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Biu Blanc 2015
Quantity:
12,70 €
Charming
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young White Winery Celler Batlliu de Sort Appellation Costers del Segre Grapes Riesling, Viognier
Kühling - Gillot Qvinterra Riesling 2011
Quantity:
12,70 €
Eco / Bio
bottle x6: 12,05 €/u. (-5%)
PK87
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Type of wine Young White Winery Kühling Gillot Appellation Rheinhessen Grapes Riesling
Binner Alsace Les Saveurs 2015
Quantity:
12,90 €
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Materne & Schmitt Wunschkind Riesling 2015
Quantity:
12,90 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Materne Schmitt Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Barzen Riesling Kabinett 2014
Quantity:
12,95 €
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Type of wine Sweet White Winery Weinhaus Alexander Barzen Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Dr. Bürklin - Wolf Riesling Trocken 2015
Quantity:
13,30 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young White Winery Dr. Bürklin Wolf Appellation Pfalz Grapes Riesling
Leitz Rüdesheimer Riesling Trocken 2016
Quantity:
13,30 €
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Type of wine Young White Winery Leitz Appellation Rheingau Grapes Riesling
Ratzenberger Caspar R Riesling 2015
Quantity:
13,80 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Weingut Ratzenberger Appellation Mittelrhein Grapes Riesling
Barzen Riesling Spätlese Feinherb 2015
Quantity:
14,00 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Weinhaus Alexander Barzen Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2013
Quantity:
14,15 €
Charming
Eco / Bio
PK89
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Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Weingut Koehler Ruprecht Appellation Pfalz Grapes Riesling
Barzen Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2014
Quantity:
14,35 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Weinhaus Alexander Barzen Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling Trocken 2014
Quantity:
14,35 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Weingut Ratzenberger Appellation Mittelrhein Grapes Riesling
Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken 2013
Quantity:
14,50 €
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Type of wine Young White Winery Clemens Busch Appellation Mosel Saar Ruwer Grapes Riesling
Battenfeld Spanier Riesling Eisbach Trocken 2014
Quantity:
14,80 €
Charming
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young White Winery Battenfeld Spanier Appellation Rheinhessen Grapes Riesling
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