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The Riesling Growing Cycle

  1. Late Budding Grape Variety (about five days after Chasselas)
  2. Late Ripener (ripens three weeks after Chasselas)
  3. Very Cold Hardy Vine
  4. Highly Resistant to Disease & Wet Conditions
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German Riesling Harvest Categories

ATTENTION WINE GEEK ALERT: The following section is intended for those wine geeks who are already well beyond the pale. Deliberate ingestion of the following contents may well render one unfit for further “normal” healthy social intercourse.

Must weights given in Oechsle & Brix

LIGHT-BODIED KABINETT Minimum Must Weight by Region 70 Oe. or 17.0 Bx - Msr, N 73 Oe. or 17.7 Bx - P, Rg, Rh 76 Oe. or 18.4 Bx - F DRY (Trocken) Kabinett Dry Weight : Light Max alcohol 9–10.5% Avg alcohol 8.5–10.2%
MEDIUM-BODIED SPÄTLESE Minimum Must Weight by Region 76 Oe. or 18.4 Bx - Msr 78 Oe. or 18.8 Bx - N 85 Oe. or 20.4 Bx - Rg, Rh, P 90 Oe. or 21.5 Bx - F SPÄTLESE DRY Weight : Medium Max alcohol 10.5–12.5% Avg alcohol 10–12.2% (no Botrytis)
MEDIUM-HEAVY BODIED AUSLESE Minimum Must Weight by Region 83 Oe. or 19.9 Bx - Msr 85 Oe. or 20.4 Bx - N 92 Oe. or 21.9 Bx - P, Rh 95 Oe. or 22.6 Bx - Rg 100 Oe. or 23.6 Bx - F AUSLESE DRY Weight : Medium to Heavy Max alcohol 11.5–14% Avg alcohol 10.7–13.7% (no Botrytis)
THE LEGEND OF GERMAN WINE REGIONS F - Franken | Msr - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer | N - Nahe P - Pfalz | Rg - Rheingau | Rh - Rheinhessen
MEDIUM-DRY (Halbtrocken) KABINETT MED-DRY Weight : Light Max alcohol 9–10.5% Avg alcohol 8–9.5% SWEET (Not Designated) KABINETT SWEET Weight : Light Max alcohol 9–10.5% Avg alcohol 7.2–8.5%
SPÄTLESE MED-DRY Weight : Medium Max alcohol 10.5–12.5% Avg alcohol 9.5–11.7% SPÄTLESE SWEET Weight : Medium Max alcohol 10.5–12.5% Avg alcohol 7.7–9.7%
AUSELESE MED-DRY Weight : Medium to Heavy Max alcohol 11.5–14% Avg alcohol 10.3–13.1% AUSLESE SWEET Weight : Medium to Heavy Max alcohol 11.5–14% Avg alcohol 8–10.8%

 

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Traditional Vertical Shoot Positioning

cordon & spur training

root chart

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German Dessert Wines

Beerenauslese (BA) & Eiswein Minimum Must Weight by Region 110 Oe. or 25.8 Bx - Msr 120 Oe. or 27.9 Bx - N, P, Rh 124 Oe. or 28.7 Bx - F 125 Oe. or 33.9 Bx - Rg Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA) 150 Oe. or 33.9 Bx - All Regions

Each estate can bottle select wines as a “Gold Cap” (similar to a reserve bottling). The most notable is the Gold Cap Auslese (GKA), or even more recherché, the “Long Gold Cap.” Gold Cap wines are primarily found at Auslese level, but can also be made at BA, TBA and Eiswein levels.

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Riesling Coctails

  • The Bonanza
  • Fill glass with ice
  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1½ oz sherry
  • Fill with Sweet Riesling wine
 
  • Vin de Glacière Martinis
  • 1¼ oz Vin de Glacière Riesling
  • 1¼ oz Premium Vodka
  • Garnish with 3 frozen grapes
martini
  • Vin de Glacière Cosmopolitan
  • 1 oz Vin de Glacière Riesling
  • 1 oz Premium Vodka
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier
 
  • Kiwi Melon Sangria
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Dry Riesling
  • 4 peeled and sliced Zespri green kiwi fruit
  • 1 cup (237 ml) fresh watermelon, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1½ oz Midori melon liqueur
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
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