Riesling EN

(Rhine) Riesling – the variety comes from Germany, probably a random cross between „Heunisch“ „Traminer“ and autochthonous varieties from the Rhineland. It has spread to all the world’s wine-growing regions from Germany, where it has been cultivated for over 600 years and now occupies more than a third of the world’s vineyards. On the territory of our country it was introduced by the order of st. Benedict in the 17th century. Other sources suggest that it was brought here during the reign of Charles IV, i.e. in the 14th century, although it was first mentioned in Germany around 1400. The name of the variety in German translation means „blossom drop“ in Czech. It needs the best position on the southern slopes, it has low demands on the soil, but does not tolerate higher lime content. It is considered the highest quality variety of northern wine regions. The wine achieves excellent quality when the grapes are harvested in late October to early November, as the aromas evolve by changing the low night temperatures with sunny days. Following these procedures, it provides a long-lasting wine with an elegant, freshly ripe acidity, with the aroma and taste of apple, peach, orange, apricot, pineapple, honey, almonds, marzipan, raisins, minerals and linden blossom.

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