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Riesling

 

a mid-season variety of wine grape.

The Riesling grape comes from the Rhine River Valley. It is cultivated in the Federal Republic of Germany, where it is used to make the famous Rhine and Moselle light table wines. In the USSR it is grown in the Krasnodar and Stavropol’ krais of the RSFSR and the Ukrainian SSR, Moldavian SSR, Kazakh SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, and Middle Asian republics. The cluster is small or of average size, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical in shape, and compact or loose. The berry is small or of medium size (11–15 mm in diameter), round, and greenish white, with scattered brown dots that are characteristic of the variety. Riesling grapes are used to make table wines, and in Middle Asia, fortified and dessert wines.

Italian Riesling (Colombard), an Italian wine variety, has been regionalized in the Ukrainian SSR and Moldavian SSR.

Riesling

grape grown in Germany and California, producing a dry or sweet white wine. [Ger. Hist.: Misc.]
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2014 Finest* Steillage Mosel Riesling (PS4.99 instead of PS7.99 until Sept 15 at Tesco)
You can sample a Mosel riesling to accompany a salad of smoked eel with crab apples; a New Zealand pinot gris is served with Welsh farmhouse cheeses; and with the dessert of pannacotta with poached figs and lavender honey comes a gewurztraminer Vendage Tardive from Riefle.
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That's the same price as Tesco's new Finest Mosel Riesling. Made by one of Germany's most respected winemakers, Gerhard Grans, this has a real touch of class, with a lovely intensity of lemon and ripe green apple fruit from the wonder vintage of 2003, but still delicate, fairly dry, clean and with a lingering minerally austerity that I find very appealing.
Quentin Tarantino's crime thriller Django Unchained stories a German bounty hunter who befriends a former slave and viewers can take solace in a glass of Peter & Peter Mosel Riesling Trocken 2011, Germany (PS5.99 from PS6.49, until Feb 19, Tesco).
The latter is run by Ernst Loosen, who is convinced that Mosel Riesling needs to be sweet, whereas the Pfalz is the place for truly dry wines.