What is ELBLING? – Everything you need to know about this German grape

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In this video I take a look at the Elbling grape

Elbling is a variety of white grape which today is primarily grown in the upstream parts of the Mosel region in Germany and in Luxembourg, where the river is called Moselle. The variety has a long history, and used to cover much of Germany’s vineyards from medieval times and was that country’s most cultivated variety until the early 20th century, but has been in decline ever since.

Elbling tends to give musts low in sugar, and wines high in acid and fairly neutral in character, which makes it primarily used for sparkling wine

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