Top 10 Riesling Producers

GDP puts together his list of the best producers of this fine wine

 


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Trimbach

Speaking of dry Riesling, Alsace in France is well known for drier styles of Riesling and some of the best around at that. Trimbach produces a full line-up of Alsatian wines, though many might argue that the Cuvee Frederic Emile is its best wine. On the other hand, others might argue that the Clos Ste. Hune is their top Riesling. This is undoubtedly true, but with current releases approaching $200, they can keep it.

I’ll stick with Cuvee Freddie, as it’s affectionately known. Usually just off dry, Cuvee Freddie is a powerful, rich expression of Riesling that shows layers of fruit, soil and spice notes. A candidate for an easy pair of decades in the cellar in most vintages, the fact that older vintages are cheaper than the current release 2006 ($50) makes me want to stock up on some.

Top 10 Riesling Producers

1.
Dönnhoff H. Riesling Auslese Gold Cap Nahe Oberhäuser Brücke (2005)
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Hermann Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese (2004)
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Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff-Oberhausen (2008)
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Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Riesling Spätlese Ürziger Würzgarten (2010)
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Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen (2003)
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6.
Riesling Gka Graacher Himmelreich Jj Prum (2010)
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Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich (2003)
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Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (2011)
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Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Spätlese Kiedricher Gräfenberg (2005)
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10.
Grosset Riesling Clare Valley Polish Hill (2009)
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Springvale Watervale Riesling 20 Grosset £ Premier
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Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée M (2009)
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Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc E Sommerberg (2007)
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Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Brand (2006)
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15.
F.X. Pichler Riesling Federspiel Urgestein Terrassen (2008)
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Fx Pichler Durnsteiner Hollerin Riesling Smaragd (2007)
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Pichler F X Riesling Durnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd (2005)
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Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Hollerin (2006)
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19.
Weingut Leo Alzinger Loibner Steinertal Riesling Smaragd Wachau (2007)
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Ried Höhereck Riesling Smaragd Weingut Leo Alzinger Austria (2007)
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Dry Reserve Riesling (2007)
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