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Riesling

Riesling is a semi-sweet white wine with stone-fruit notes and high acidity, and is often linked with Germany’s Rhine Region. However, in recent decades, rieslings have emerged from other areas of the world including Oregon and Washington. Rieslings from the Pacific Northwest and New York are winning people over with a toned-down version of their German counterparts. Rieslings are often consumed immediately following a meal or with dessert.

Some wineries produce a late-harvest riesling, picking the grapes that are still hanging even after harvest is complete. These late harvest rieslings result in a wine with a round mouthfeel, full body, and residual sugar.

The first recorded mention of riesling dates back to 1435, in Rheingau, Germany. Today, riesling is the 20th most planted varietal in the world, with 52,380 acres in Germany alone. Alsace, France, is the second most planted region for riesling with 8,347 acres.


Quick Facts

  • Riesling is a good pairing for extremely spicy foods like Thai and Indian dishes
  • Thriving well in cold climates, riesling is a favorite among vintners in locations including Canada, Austria, and New York
  • Riesling is often used to make ice wine, particularly in Canada

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3x 2017 Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling, Henty
Feb 22, 4:00 PM AEDT
3x 2017 Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling, Henty
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD507 Bids
3x 2017 Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling, Henty
Feb 22, 4:00 PM AEDT
3x 2017 Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling, Henty
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD457 Bids
3x 2017 Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling, Henty
Feb 22, 4:00 PM AEDT
3x 2017 Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling, Henty
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD455 Bids
Six Bottles of White Wine, Marked Grant Burge Eden Valley Riesling
Feb 23, 6:00 PM AEDT
Six Bottles of White Wine, Marked Grant Burge Eden Valley Riesling
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD605 Bids
1991 Trimbach 'Clos Sainte Hune' Riesling, Alsace
Feb 22, 4:00 PM AEDT
1991 Trimbach 'Clos Sainte Hune' Riesling, Alsace
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD600
AUD903 Bids
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1 bouteille ALSACE RIESLING 2004 Clos Saint Hune
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
1 bouteille ALSACE RIESLING 2004 Clos Saint Hune
by Artcurial
Est: €130- €140
€1300 Bids
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4 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2006 Grand Cru Schlossberg
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
4 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2006 Grand Cru Schlossberg
by Artcurial
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
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11 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2006 VT
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
11 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2006 VT
by Artcurial
Est: €220- €330
€2200 Bids
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1 bouteille Allemagne - RIESLING KABINETT 2018 Mosel
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
1 bouteille Allemagne - RIESLING KABINETT 2018 Mosel
by Artcurial
Est: €70- €80
€700 Bids
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6 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2007 Grand Cru
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
6 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2007 Grand Cru
by Artcurial
Est: €120- €180
€1200 Bids
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3 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 1998 SGN
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
3 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 1998 SGN
by Artcurial
Est: €60- €90
€600 Bids
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5 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2000 SGN
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
5 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2000 SGN
by Artcurial
Est: €50- €80
€500 Bids
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3 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2001 VT
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
3 bouteilles ALSACE RIESLING 2001 VT
by Artcurial
Est: €90- €120
€900 Bids

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