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Rieslaner grapes

by Feb 17, 20170 comments

Rieslaner is referred to as an amazing yellow-skinned variety of grape which is nothing but a cross performed in between Silvaner and a Riesling grape.

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This was first of all bred in the region of Veitschocheim, Franconia in Germany in the year 1921 by a famous grape breeder, August Ziegler.

This grape variety is considered as a very late ripening variety of grape which takes its own sweet time in order to fully mature itself and to further exhibit all its fascinating characteristics.

The major characteristics include its high level of acidity and tannins that makes this grape an impressive grape variety as to the production of the wines.

Today, the production and plantation of this white wine grape variety are limited only to the regions of Franken as well as Palatinate, where this white wine grape variety is mostly affected by botrytis.

This grape variety is bred in order to perform well with botrytis and it also holds a great tendency in order to turn itself into a fruity, acidic as well as a full-yield once it is completely ripened.

The production of this white wine grape variety is carried out in small quantities in Germany. This grape variety has inherited all the features of both its parents and therefore the results are the combination of a thick skin along with a racy mouthfeel and vivid acidity.

This grape variety is best employed as to the production of the wines that are sweet and botrytized.

To talk more about this white wine grape variety, it is considered as a very difficult variety of grape in the vineyard.

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It requires the best sites to grow since it is very much reluctant in order to ripen itself entirely. The yields of this grape variety are very low and therefore they could face some issues with the growth of the berry, most particularly on the sites that are exposed too much to the climatic condition of the concerned area.

If this white wine grape variety is brought to its full potential in the vineyards, the wines prepared out of it could be very impressive since they retain all their amazing properties and entertain a balance of acidity and sweetness, along with showing all other characteristics.

This grape variety is not as famous as both its parent grapes, yet it is referred to as the top variety of the grape and because of the amazing properties retained by it, the wines produced by it are priced a little high.

Despite all these impressive characteristics, the vines of this grape variety are facing a massive decline. This grape variety is also known as under two different names, namely Mainriesling and Wuezburg.

Origin

This white wine grape variety was first of all propagated in the year 1921 by a famous grape breeder Ausgust Ziegler, who created this white wine grape variety by crossing two different grape varieties namely Silvaner and the famous Riesling grape.

This grape was performed in the Wurzburg region of Franken. Today, this region is considered as one of the important regions that is associated with the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety.

Characteristics

The grapes of this white wine grape variety are considered as very high in acidity and therefore the resulting wines are impressive on the tables.

The wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are considered as full and acidic wines. The fully ripened grapes produce the wines that are all the more tasteful in nature.

The wines produced out of this grape consists of the flavors of Muscat grapes, white peach, nectarine, passion fruit along with the hints of dried fruits present in them.

These wines are robust and can impress any wine lover out of its amazing properties. The wines produced out of this white wine grape variety can be both sweet as well as dry wines.

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are best paired with the food items such as Eton mess, candied orange cheesecake as well as white sauce pasta.

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Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

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