Synonyms: Riesling Italico, Welschriesling, Laski
Rizling, Graševina, Olasz Rizling, Italico, Bielasladka Grašica,
Grašavina Talijanska, Talijanskij Risling
White, registered in 1941; 2 997 ha;
16.% of the vineyard plantings
The origin of variety is unknown,
though there is no relationship to Rheinriesling. Rizling Vlašský
is planted also in Northern parts of Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech
Republic, Romania and Slovenia. Since is the second most planted
grape variety in Slovakia, vine yards with this grape can be found in
all regions. Rizling Vlašský is ripening quite late, it has
moderate resistance to fungal diseases, but very good resistance
against frosts on the other hand. Wines are characterised by natural
higher acidity that can be reflected in steely character. When the
grapes reach full ripeness in combination with good vine yard works
and low yields in good vintages, wines can be very pleasant and
harmonious with unique racy character. Aroma tones are described
often as red currant, goose berry and meadow flowers.
Styles of wines produced from Rizling vlašský varies from quality
akostné odrodové, to different attributes (kabinetné, neskorý
zber, výber z hrozna), also with higher content of residual sugar
(bobuľový výber, hrozienkový výber, ľadové víno, slamové
víno which are characterised with ripen honey tones and sultanas.
Grape is also crucial for domestic production of sparkling wines. Sur - lie Rizling vlašský is rarely produced as well.