Weißburgunder

White Grapes

Weißburgunder

This ancient variety, which is known as Pinot Blanc in France, grows in fertile or chalky soil and ripens quite late - It is harvested later than Müller-Thurgau but earlier than Riesling.

Weißburgunder wines have a less pronounced, relatively neutral bouquet, yet more acidity than the Grauburgunder - from which the grape mutated. Most wines made from Weißburgunder are known for harmonizing perfectly with many types of food. 

Since 1970, when only 0,9% of all vineyards in Germany were planted with this grape, the number has increased noticebly: Today 5% of the German winegrape area is covered by Weißburgunder.