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Welschriesling

Welschriesling is a white grape variety that is widely grown in Europe and produces a light, dry, crisp and refreshing wine.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Welschriesling grapes are small and green-yellow in colour. The wines produced are light-bodied and have aromas of green apple, lemon and herbs. The taste profile is acidic with flavours of white peach, citrus, green apple and almond.

Fresh Welschriesling grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The Welschriesling grape is primarily grown in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Italy, but is also found in Croatia and Romania. Welschriesling is a variety that requires careful pruning and thinning to control yields. The grapes are sensitive to frost and require protection from the sun in order to fully express its fruity characteristics. The wines produced from Welschriesling are usually light-bodied and delicate, with moderate alcohol levels and a refreshing acidity. In Germany, Welschriesling wines are usually dry and light-bodied with delicate aromas and flavours. Austrian Welschriesling wines are medium-bodied with floral aromas and a slight spiciness. In Hungary, Welschriesling wines are often blended with other white grapes to produce a crisp, dry white wine. In Italy, the wines produced from Welschriesling grapes are usually light-bodied and aromatic with a hint of citrus. Welschriesling wines are a great pairing for fish, shellfish, white meats and salads. They are also great for aperitifs and are a good accompaniment to mild cheeses and spicy dishes.

Foods to pair with Welschriesling:

Fish
Shellfish
White meats
Salad
Aperitif
Mild cheeses
Thai
Curry
Fun Fact about Welschriesling

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