Elbling - a refreshing regional specialty for wine and sekt
The refreshing Elbling is one of the oldest cultivated white wine vines in Europe. The winegrowers on the Upper Mosel refer to a 2000-year cultivation tradition.
Elbling, which is an ancient white variety (origin unknown), is an early-ripening and very fruitful grape that makes light, piquant wines that often are used for sparkling wine because of their pronounced acidity.
This variety has a long history and used to be planted all across Germany until the early 20th century, when Riesling and Silvaner started to displace it. Meanwhile, it is almost exclusively grown in the Mosel region.