Everyone knows Riesling, as a German grape variety from the Reno Valley, but there is also an Italic version.
Despite its name, the Riesling Italico grape is said to be of French origin, and from here later landed in Germany and in many other countries of central Europe. The differences between the Rhenish Riesling and the Italic Riesling are notable, both from the point of view of the plant (bunch and leaf) and as regards the wine obtained, which in the case of the Italic Riesling is more drinkable. The wine of the Riesling Italico grape is straw yellow in color with greenish reflections. The nose is fruity, with notes of quince and apricot, sometimes with slight mineral hints. On the palate it is fresh and dry, medium-bodied, with a slight bitter aftertaste.
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