Definition of Riesling in English:

Riesling

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A variety of wine grape grown in Germany, Austria, and elsewhere.

    • ‘But Neal also uses Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, and Sangiovese, making verjus is similar to making wine, except juice is not fermented.’
    • ‘Increasing plantings here have made it our fourth most planted white after Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rippon is a small vineyard of predominantly Riesling and Pinot Noir, and is certified organic.’
    • ‘Chardonnay is the main grape variety, with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir a long way behind.’
    1. 1.1 A dry white wine made from the Riesling grape.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If you thought the best wines for Asian food were Rieslings and Gewürztraminers, think again.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Dry River would easily be in the top three NZ producers of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

German.

Pronunciation:

Riesling

/ˈriːzlɪŋ/