White grape variety from which a fruity wine is obtained. Originally from Germany, it spread to Alsace, Austria, Slovenia and Hungary. Nowadays, it is grown in many areas of the world, while in Italy it is mostly found in Trentino and on the hills to the northeast of the country.
Its medium-sized leaves are rounded, while the clusters are small, tight and stocky. The medium-small berries are round, and have an amber yellow color. The skin is thick and the flesh is juicy and delicately aromatic.
Remarkably resistant to cold weather and late frosts – a specific characteristic of this varietal – Riesling can be grown in rather harsh climates. Its resistance is due to the hard wood of its stocks, which allow it to survive even the lowest temperatures in Central and Eastern Europe.