Definition of Johannisberg in English:

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Johannisberg

Pronunciation: /dʒəˈhanɪsbəːɡ/
(also Johannisberg Riesling)

noun

1The chief variety of the Riesling wine grape, originating in Germany and widely grown in California and elsewhere.
Example sentences
  • For example, I now know that Johannisberg Rieslings are a pretty safe bet for my limited palette.
  • Late harvest Johannisberg Rieslings are very sweet, and make excellent dessert wines.
  • Several different grape varieties include Riesling in their name, including the Johannisbergs or White Rieslings of California.
1.1 [mass noun] A white wine made from the Johannisberg grape.
Example sentences
  • True Riesling wine is sometimes hard to identify because it is sold as both Johannisberg Riesling and White Riesling in North America.
  • He bought a bottle of 2003 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Johannisberg Riesling.
  • It was suggested that the only American Riesling worth drinking is the Johannisberg variety, so I was pleased that was the one that Ian kindly left us in our fridge.

Origin

From the name of a castle and village on the Rhine, Germany, where it was originally produced.

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