Solaris is a modern, disease-resistant grape variety of German origin that has found success in a variety of mostly German wines. It is a white wine variety with a characteristic pale green colour, floral aromas and an intense taste profile.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Solaris is a cross between the varieties Merzling × Geisenheim 6493. It is a early-ripening variety, and is known for its aromas of white flowers and citrus fruit. The variety is known for its high sugar content and medium acidity, resulting in wines of moderate alcohol content and good balance.

Fresh Solaris grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Solaris is most commonly cultivated in Germany and in some scandinavian countires due to its disease-resistancy. In Germany, the grape is grown in several regions including the Mosel, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Franken. Furthermore it is cultivated in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and Switzerland. Solaris is a vigorous variety, and as such requires careful management in the vineyard. It is not sensitive to fungal diseases and is best planted in well-drained soils with good sun exposure. The variety is mostly used in single varietal wines, but is sometimes blended with other white varieties. Solaris wines are typically medium-bodied and offer a pleasant balance of sweet fruit and crisp acidity. In Germany, the variety is often used in the production of dry but also sweet wines. Solaris wines pair well with a variety of dishes due to their good acidity and moderate alcohol content. The variety is a good match for dishes with light sauces and vegetables, as well as grilled seafood and white meats. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif.

Foods to pair with Solaris:

Asian food
Light meat
Fun Fact about Solaris
Solaris was first bred in Germany in 1975, and was authorized for commercial cultivation in Germany since 2004. The variety was developed as a resistant alternative to Riesling.

Top Wines with Solaris

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