Elbling is one of the oldest white grape varieties in Europe and is emblematic of Luxembourg’s Moselle. Elbling is particularly fond of the shell limestone soils, which give the wine its particularly fresh character. However, Elbling is not a very demanding variety and thus develops very well on the marly soils of the Moselle.
The wines produced from the Elbling grape variety are light, lively and fresh. They develop aromas of pomegranate, gooseberry, fresh almond, lemon and mirabelle plum. Particularly suitable for hot summer days, Elbling is refreshing and will convince both amateurs and wine connoisseur. It is recommended with fish dishes - herring for example - seafood, salad or white meat.
"Being a winegrower means living at the rhythm of nature, handling it on a daily basis. I take particular care to work my plots by hand, which allows me to obtain grapes of higher quality and thus nicer wines."
Pierre Graf, Grevenmacher
I often say that a good Moselle winegrower must be able to work with Elbling. This grape variety represents an important part of the wine history of our region and is often underestimated.
"I started working in the vineyard with my father at the age of 12 or 13 and took over the family vineyards in 1992. All my ancestors did this job, which is now my whole life. I like this work because it is done in a magnificent setting. From one of my plots, between Machtum and Grevenmacher, I enjoy a breathtaking view of the Moselle."
Elbling is a light, lively and fresh wine which can be enjoyed with different meals and even as an aperitif. The only condition is to be well accompanied!