Riesling


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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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Table 301 restaurant Soby, for instance, offers the 2014 Donnhoff trocken riesling from Nahe, Germany, for $55 a bottle.
The Wine Society have a superb example, Gobelsberger Urgestein, Riesling 2013 (PS11.95) made by Willi Brundlmayer's neighbour and friend Michael 'Michi' Moosbrugger.
The lovely Wines of Germany people suggested I try goats cheese salad with pear and walnuts with Mineralstein Riesling (Marks & Spencer, PS8.99).
The sunny, warm and dry climate provides ideal conditions for winemaking and dry, spicy styles such as Cave de Beblenheim Grafeneben Riesling 2010, Alsace, France (PS9.99, 12% abv, Waitrose) which is a lovely example.
Their ever-reliable entry-level Dr L Riesling often appeared to be the subject of a price-war between Tesco and Asda until recently when the former dropped it from their shelves.
"Clearly it's a specialized category, but in die last seven years we've gone from being a very niche thing that sommeliers drank after work, to now, while it's not mass mainstream, but the awareness and appreciation of German Riesling is so much broader than it was seven years ago."
The design can be used on labels, merchandising materials, web sites and elsewhere, with the goal to establish "a common, simple, consumer friendly system for identifying Riesling tastes," according to the IRF website.
The flavour of Riesling as it develops on the vine becomes fuller with many layers of fresh and autumnal fruits with the underlying mineral character that makes a great Riesling so distinctive.
The 135-acre estate is planted with Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
Trefethen Family Dry Riesling 2007 (Oak knoll District, Napa Valley' $22).
Rovero wines are environmentally friendly and certified organic, according to Brigham, who said the Riesling Italico especially appeals to people who like a traditional style of Italian wine.
an ardent anti-vinifera propagandist." Unceremoniously fired by Taylor one Christmas Day in the early 1970's, for reasons that have never been determined, Wiemer eventually bought a 140-acre soybean farm and planted it with Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and, as insurance, the native Seyval Blanc, which he later replaced with Johannisberg Riesling.