These are some of the properties and characteristics of the Riesling grape:

  • Buds early season
  • Not particularly susceptible to diseases except botrytis, fairly resistant to wind. Also fairly susceptible to sunburn
  • Leaves are medium to large in size with rounded lobes. There are 5 lobes.
  • Bunches are short and compact and small, the grapes are very juicy and the skin is soft and medium to thick.
  • The berries are medium to small and round.

If someone gives you a glass of wine and asks you what wine it is, here are characteristics that will help you identify the varietal:

When young: spicy, peppery, blossoms, limes, mineral-type character. When a few years old (at its best): kerosene, limes, honey.

Tags: Riesling


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