Elbling – Cultivated by the Ancient Romans
This grapevine has been under cultivation in the Moselle winegrowing region since the days of ancient Rome. Thanks to its high yield, the Elbling has been one of the most popular white wines in Germany, although it has recently been displaced by the Riesling and Silvaner. When vinified as a varietal wine, the acidic structure of the Elbling grape produces a vibrant, fruity white wine. It is also an excellent grape for the production of sparkling wine.
Current winegrowing regions for the Elbling can be found in the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer regions, as well as in Baden and Saxony.