Welschriesling (white)


[Grape Variety]

The 'poor man's Riesling', Welschriesling is actually not related to the superior Rhine Riesling of Germany at all. It is at its best in Austria, where it can make sumptuously sweet dessert whites.

Image: Welschriesling by AWMB / Armin Faber

As a Central European grape variety, it goes under a sheaf of pseudonyms, such as Olaszriesling (in Hungary), Laski Riesling (in Slovenia) and Riesling Italico (in Italy). Germany's attempt to distance it from Rhine Riesling has resulted in a change of name for all pretenders to Rizling.

All rights reserved by Future plc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Decanter.

Only Official Media Partners (see About us) of DecanterChina.com may republish part of the content from the site without prior permission under strict Terms & Conditions. Contact china@decanter.com to learn about how to become an Official Media Partner of DecanterChina.com.