Riesling has been called the king of white wines. Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety RIESLING.

December 19, 2010

Riesling Grape
Riesling has been called the king of white wines. This wine traces its origin in the vineyards of Germany unlike most prominent wines who have their roots in France. It is in Germany that Riesling has been grown for centuries and have been made into a sweet white wine. Nowadays, however, Germany no longer monopolizes the distinction of producing quality Riesling wine. Australia has made its mark, although, the type of Riesling produced here is more of a dry wine variety. Riesling is characterized by a highly powerful aroma and are described as being steely or flinty in taste. The wine is light to medium bodied and can be blended into sweet or semi-sweet wine types.
The Riesling is a very old grape. The grape grows well in slate and sandy clay soil. Riesling vineyards in Germany usually ripens around late September and late November. The vines are quite productive with an acre seeing three to six tons of grape production on the average. The vines itself are typically hard-wooded and are more resistant to cold weather that other varieties. Riesling vines yield small, round and soft berries with tender, greenish-yellow skins. The berries hang in compact, winged clusters and often ripen later than other varieties.
Depending on the time the grapes are harvested, Riesling grapes can produce three types of wine, namely dry, half-dry and sweet. When you pick the grapes early you can produce a much fruity wine since at this time, the sugar content of the grapes are still low. As you let the grapes ripen and move the harvesting much later, the resulting wine is far more sweeter. This makes Riesling grapes in Germany’s Mosel and Rhine valleys at an advantage. Due to the cooler climate in these areas, the grapes are able to ripen over an extended growing period.
Although, the lateness of its ripening contributes to the taste and aroma of the wine produced, bunch rot and non-beneficial molds can become a problem especially in instances where there is too much rain or humidity. Bunch rots are fruit-rotting diseases that normally attacks ripening grapes. A variety of fungal or bacterial species usually causes bunch rots. With the right canopy management techniques, bunch rots can be avoided.
Aside from the cool climate, other elements that make quality Riesling include plenty of sun exposure and protection from harsh winds. Aside from wine regions in Germany, other places where production of Riesling has been significant include Asace in France, Finger Lakes in upstate New York, Australia, Austria and Washington.
During harvesting, absolute care is usually observed to prevent crushing or even bruising the outside skin. When making the wine, Riesling grapes do not undergo malolactic fermentation letting it preserve the acidic characteristic of the berries.
Moreover, the fermentation process for Riesling wine involves placing the wine in cooled temperatures of 10°-18°C (50°-65°F). Kindly note that true Riesling wines are also known as Johannisberg Riesling and White Riesling. All other wines that use “Riesling” on their labels are not true Riesling wines and are mere clones thus taste and smell different.

Source: http://www.guideto.com/riesling/riesling-grape/
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