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Encyclopedia > Ehrenfelser

Ehrenfelser is a white wine grape that is a German cross of the Riesling and Sylvaner grapes that was first created in 1929. It is grown primarily in the Pfalz and Rheinhessen regions in Germany [1] with some experimental plantings in Washington State.[2] The grape tends to ripen earlier and produce higher yeilds then Riesling but its quality is not on par with that of its parent grape. A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis lincecumii Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis... Ripe grapes of Riesling Riesling is a white grape variety and varietal appellation of wines grown historically in Alsace (France), Austria, Germany (see German wine), and northern Italy. ... Silvaner is a white wine grape variety. ... A palatinate is an area administered by a count palatine, originally the direct representative of the sovereign but later the hereditary ruler of the territory subject to the crowns overlordship. ... Rheinhessen (in English: Rhenish Hesse) refers to the part of the former Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt located west of the Rhine river and now part of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ...

The grape derives it name from the Schloss Ehrenfels ruins located on the Rhine near Rüdesheim. The grape normally consistently produces grapes of at least Kabinett level ripeness and tends to prouce well in vineyards where Riesling has difficulties at. [3] Loreley At 1,320 kilometres (820 miles) and an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second, the Rhine (Dutch Rijn, French Rhin, German Rhein, Italian: Reno, Romansch: Rein, ) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. ... Rüdesheim is a German town located in the heart of the Rhine river area at the southern entrance to the Lorelei valley. ... Kabinett in the German wine classification system is the lowest level of QmP wine, lower in ripeness than Spätlese. ...


  1. ^ O. Clarke Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 88 Harcourt Books 2001 ISBN 0151007144
  2. ^ R. Irvine & W. Clore The Wine Project pg 435 Sketch Publications 1997 ISBN 0-9650834-9-7
  3. ^ Jancis Robinson Vines, Grapes & Wine pg 252 Octopus Publishing 1986 ISBN 978-1-85732-999-5



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