Feteasca Regala

Feteasca Regala is Romania's most planted white grape variety and is known to produce fresh and aromatic white wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Feteasca Regala is a white grape variety grown in Romania. It has a thin skin, which gives the wine it produces a pale yellow colour. On the nose, the aromas of Feteasca Regala are comprised of green apple, pear, tropical fruit, and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium acidity and medium body. It has a characteristic taste of green apples, honey, and some floral notes. Where is it Grown: Feteasca Regala is most commonly found in Romania, but is also grown in Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia. In Romania, it is primarily grown in the south and southeast, in regions such as Dealu Mare and Dragasani. Viticulture and Winemaking: Feteasca Regala is a vigorous and productive variety that is best grown in warm climates. It is a mid to late-ripening variety and usually harvested in September. It is often vinified in stainless steel tanks, with some producers experimenting with oak aging. Regional Styles: Feteasca Regala is often used to make dry and off-dry white wines, as well as sparkling wines. In Romania, the wines are often characterised by their medium body and crisp acidity. In Moldova, the wines tend to be more full-bodied and have a higher alcohol content. Food Pairing: Feteasca Regala pairs well with light dishes such as salads and seafood. It is also a great wine to enjoy with spicy foods as its crisp acidity cuts through the heat. Fun Fact: Feteasca Regala is the most popular and most planted white variety in Romania. Feteasca Regala, translates into "royal young girl".

Fresh Feteasca Regala grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Foods to pair with Feteasca Regala:

Asian food
Light meat
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