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Johannisberg Riesling

Synonym (also JR) for the grape variety Riesling; see there.

The white grape variety probably comes from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution in almost all winegrowing countries. Historically important or are Risling(Bulgaria); Edler Riesling, Gelber Riesling, Gräfenberger, Hochheimer, Johannisberger, Kleinriesling, Klingelberger, Rissling, Rüsseling, Weißer Riesling(Germany); Raisin du Rhin, Riesling Rhénan(France); Riesling Renano(Italy); Rajinski Riesling (former Yugoslavia); Rizling Rajnski(Croatia); Rislinoc(Moldavia); Rheinriesling, Ritzling (also name of a reed), White Riesling(Austria); Johannisberg, Johannisberg Riesling, Petit Rhin(Switzerland); Rizling Rýnsky(Slovakia); Renski Rizling(Slovenia); Lipka, Ryzlink Rýnský, Starovetski(Czech Republic); Beyaz Riesling(Turkey); Рислінг, Rislinok(Ukraine); Fehér Rajnai, Rajnai Rizling(Hungary); Rhine Riesling, White Riesling(California-USA)

Riesling - Weintraube und Blatt

According to DNA analyses carried out by the Austrian biologist Dr. Ferdinand Regner in 1998, Riesling is the result of a presumably natural cross between (Vitis vinifera sylvestris x Traminer) and white hay(Gouais Blanc). From the wild vine came the small berries and the frost-hardness, from the Traminer the spicy notes and the Heunisch brought late maturity, robustness and acidity potential. It should be noted that although Gouais Blanc, the involvement of wild vine and Traminer is not guaranteed. According to DNA analyses, the rare variety Red Riesling is not a precursor, but a mutation of White Riesling and the variety Blue Riesling is descended from Traminer. Due to morphological similarities, White Riesling must not be confused with the Crouchen, Menu Pineau, Pedro Ximénez, Räuschling or Sauvignonasse varieties. There is no genetic relation to the Welschriesling (Graševina), but its origin is unknown. The prestigious name Riesling has often been used worldwide in a misleading and sometimes abusive manner:

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