You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member


A common component in the name of red wine varieties in German-speaking countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland; for example Roter Veltliner, Roter Muskateller, Roter Riesling, Roter Traminer and Roter Trollinger. However, these are white wine varieties because the colouring substances (anthocyanins) are not strong enough to produce a red wine. They produce a light-coloured (white, yellow, greenish) or at most light-red white wine.

rote Rebsorten - Roter Veltliner, Roter Muskateller, Roter Riesling, Roter Traminer, Roter Trollinger

For a red wine, dark-coloured grapes in the colour range blue to black are required. These then produce red wines in a wide variety of hues. See also under colour, as well as blue, black and white.

Voices of our members

Prof. Dr. Walter Kutscher

In the past, you needed a wealth of encyclopaedias and specialist literature to keep up to date in your vinophile professional life. Today, Wine lexicon from wein.plus is one of my best helpers and can rightly be called the "bible of wine knowledge".

Prof. Dr. Walter Kutscher
Lehrgangsleiter Sommelierausbildung WIFI-Wien

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,408 Keywords · 47,043 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,742 Pronunciations · 205,461 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon