Frühroter Veltliner


Frühroter Veltliner is a variety of early-ripening, red-skinned white wine grape grown primarily in the Weinviertel district of Lower Austria. It accounts for 1.3% of total Austrian vineyards and is diminishing.

Frühroter Veltliner is not at all related to Grüner Veltliner, but is a spontaneous cross between Roter Veltliner and Silvaner. It is not particularly demanding of its location and is resistant to both winter and late frosts. However, it ripens very early producing wines of neutral bouquet, high alcohol and somewhat low acidity.

It is rarely encountered in the Rheinhessen of Germany, in some older vineyards of Alto Adige in Italy, and in the Savoie of France.


Also called: Früher Roter Veltliner, Malvasier, Malvoisie Rouge d'Italie, Frühroter Malvasier, Roter Malvasier, Veltliner, Veltlínské Červené Rané and Veltlínske Červené Skoré
Origin: Austria
Major regions: Weinviertel district of Lower Austria