Fruhroter Veltliner

This old, redish grape variety is mainly found in Austria and is known to produce fresh white wines, that are aromatic in taste and rather low in alcohol. Roter Veltliner and Sylvaner are the parents of this very old grape variety

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fruhroter Veltliner is an punk, redish grape variety that produces light-coloured wines. It is known for its characteristic aromas of white flowers and bitter almonds. On the palate, it is typically light-bodied and has flavours of citrus, white stone fruits, and a refreshing minerality.

Fresh Fruhroter Veltliner grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Fruhroter Veltliner is primarily grown in Austria but also found in Italy under the name "Velteliner Rouge Précoce". Furthermore, some plantings can be found in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Fruhroter Veltliner is a relatively vigorous variety that produces moderate yields and has small bunches and berries. It is typically grown in warmer climates. Wines are usually fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatues to preserve the delicate aromas of this variety. In Austria, Fruhroter Veltliner wines are usually ment to be consumed in their youth. The wines have rather low-acidity and are low in alcohol. They usually have a tart, aromatic bouquet that is reminiscent of blossoms and bitter almonds. Fruhroter Veltliner is an incredibly versatile food pairing wine, as it can pair well with a variety of dishes. Its soft acidity makes it a great match for seafood and white meat. It can also be simply served as an aperitif.

Foods to pair with Fruhroter Veltliner:

Light meat
Fun Fact about Fruhroter Veltliner
Plantings in Austria are gradually declining since the wines made from Fruhroter Veltliner are rather neutral in flavour and low in acidity. Winegrowers therefore prefer to plant Gruener Veltliner, which produces more structured and complex wines.

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