Germany is renowned of having great wine grape varieties. Albalonga is a German cross, white wine grape variety from Rheinhessen.
This wine grape variety is bred in the year 1950’s as a cross between Rieslaner and Silvaner, which produces wines with awesome level of sweetness.
Aside from the Rheinhessen wine region, the Albalonga grape variety is also grown in the Franken (Franconia) as well as in Pfalz (Palatinate) wine region.
Albalonga, a cross between Rieslaner and Silvaner, first called Würzburg bred by Hans Breider in 1951, in the Würzburg cultivation institute and was officially registered in 1971.
The name Albalonga means “long white” based from the shape of bunches. It is proven that Silvaner is very similar to this grape variety since it was mentioned twice in its history.
Characteristics of Albalonga Wines
Albalonga grapes cover 32 acres of land in Germany, predominantly in Rheinhessen and Pflaz.
It usually produces wines ranging from medium to very sweet but preserves good acidity.
Most of the wines have exotic fruit flavors, delivering floral and black-fruited aromas.
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