Definition of Riesling in English:

Riesling

Syllabification: Ries·ling
Pronunciation: /ˈrēzliNG, ˈrēs-
 
/

noun

1A variety of wine grape grown and developed especially in Germany and Austria.
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  • Chardonnay is the main grape variety, with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir a long way behind.
  • The evidence of xylem dysfunction comes primarily from microscopic examination and dye uptake studies with a number of grape varieties, namely; Muscat Gordo Blanco, Riesling, Pinot noir, and Merlot.
  • But Neal also uses Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, and Sangiovese, making verjus is similar to making wine, except juice is not fermented.
1.1A dry white wine made from the Riesling grape.
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  • In general, red and white wines keep for two to three days, although Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, some Chiantis, and Cabernet Sauvignons hold up to a week.
  • I'm a big fan of the new wave of sweeter Rieslings - where the true nature of the grape is revealed as a luscious, fruity wine with honey, lime and apricot flavours, plus good cellaring potential.
  • This applies to no more than a handful of wine styles: claret, red and white Burgundy, Rhône reds, Tuscan and Piedmontese reds, vintage port, vintage champagne, a few Spanish reds, Mosel Rieslings and Californian Cabernets.

Origin

German.

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