Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of grape grown in cool areas, especially in Germany and the Pacific Northwest.
  • noun A dry to sweet, floral white wine made from this grape.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Wine made from the Riesling grape, and best known in the variety made in Alsace and elsewhere on the upper Rhine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A variety of grape grown especially in Germany and other relatively cool areas.
  • noun A white wine made from this grape (often slightly sweet).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California
  • noun white grape grown in Europe and California

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, alteration of obsolete Rüssling.]

Examples

  • I always tell people our Riesling is the "compromise wine" - for the couple that just can't choose.

    The Four Stages of Riesling

  • [Also – a bit off topic – he said that Riesling is best suited to well-drained soils, because it needs warm roots and cool leaves; while Gewurztraminer needs a warm canopy and cold soil to thrive.]

    TasteCamp 2009: An Interview with Nick Gorevic

  • The 2005 Dry Riesling is a holdover from their first vintage release consisting of mostly purchased fruit.

    Bryan Calandrelli

  • The 2005 Dry Riesling is a holdover from their first vintage release consisting of mostly purchased fruit.

    Niagara Escarpment Wines

  • Ok, fast forward to early 2009, and Fox Run's 2007 Dry Riesling is the top scoring wine of 160 wines in an Appellation America tasting in California, getting perfect scores from all the judges.

    Atwater Estate Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling

  • Also, we can tolerate or even want some Botrytis in Riesling, while it is never a good thing in Chardonnay.

    Atwater Estate Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling

  • The price tag on the Circle Riesling is made to compete with wine from around the world, but Whiting stressed it's not an indication of lesser quality.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Aged Riesling is more universally palatable, I suppose.

    When a Song Tastes Like a Riesling. Finger Lakes Riesling.

  • The price tag on the Circle Riesling is made to compete with wine from around the world, but Whiting stressed it's not an indication of lesser quality.

    Evan Dawson

  • This wine must have been our first MRS Riesling from the vintage 2001.

    A Trip to Anthony Road Wine Company

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