Welschriesling (WELSH-REEZ-ling)

The name Austrians use for the grape graševina, which is thought to have originated in Croatia (where it is the leading white grape variety). Used in Austria, especially in Burgenland, to make delicious late harvest botrytized wines. Also widely grown in Slovenia (laški rizling) and in Hungary (olasz rizling). In Italy it’s known as riesling italico and makes dry light wines in Lombardy. Despite the word riesling in its names, the grape is not directly related to riesling genetically.


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