Definitions for "RIESLING"
Keywords:  rhine, alsace, noble, finest, germany
Said by many to be the most noble of the white grape varieties. Indigenous to Germany, but also grown in Austria, Alsace, and Washington and New York State. Riesling prefers cooler climates and when grown in the right place can show racy minerality and acidity, along with an alluring amount of ripe peach and citrus flavors.
Superb white wine grape, originally, developed in Germany and now grown around the world.
A variety of vinifera that is highly significant to the Finger Lakes wine industry, although it is not as commercially popular in the U.S. as Chardonnay. Often referred to as White Riesling or Johannisberg Riesling. Wines made from Riesling are often described as crisp and refreshing, and they range from very dry to very sweet.