Frühroter Veltliner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Frühroter Veltliner
Grape (Vitis)
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Früher Roter Veltliner, Malvasier (more)
Origin Austria
Notable regions Weinviertel district of Lower Austria

Frühroter Veltliner is a variety of early-ripening, red-skinned white wine grape grown primarily in the Weinviertel district of Lower Austria. It accounts for 1.3% of total Austrian vineyards and is diminishing.[1]

Frühroter Veltliner is not at all related to Grüner Veltliner, but is a spontaneous cross between Roter Veltliner and Silvaner.[2] It is not particularly demanding of its location and is resistant to both winter and late frosts. However, it ripens very early producing wines of neutral bouquet, high alcohol and somewhat low acidity.

It is rarely encountered in the Rheinhessen of Germany, in some older vineyards of Alto Adige in Italy, and in the Savoie of France.[3]

Synonyms[edit]

Austria: Früher Roter Veltliner, Malvasier
France: Malvoisie Rouge d'Italie
Germany: Frühroter Malvasier, Roter Malvasier
Italy: Veltliner
Czech: Veltlínské Červené Rané
Slovak: Veltlínske Červené Skoré

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moser, Peter The Ultimate Austrian Wine Guide Falstaff Productions Ltd. (Falstaff Verlags GmbH) 2008 ISBN 978-3-902660-00-8
  2. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Veltliner Fruehrot, accessed on December 27, 2009
  3. ^ Robinson, Jancis The Oxford Companion to Wine Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 978-0-19-860990-2

See also[edit]

External links[edit]