They have a large share in the culture of vineyards, especially in the northern half of the country where it predominates. The varieties are more accessible, not as pretentious (some of them) as the red ones, and also the production of the wine is slightly easier.
The wines can be of a special quality depending on the variety and its suitability with the medium-terrior context.
As with red or rosé wines, white wines can be categorized by character. That is, we can have dry white wine, semi-dry white wine, semi-sweet white wine and sweet white wine.
Here, too, the varieties are native - Romania has several internationally recognized white varieties - but also the international ones common in almost all vineyards.
List of varieties (local and international):
- Feteasca Alba
- Feteasca Regala
- Tamaioasa Romaneasca
- Galbena de Odobesti
- Cotnari fat
- Zghihara de Husi
- Mustoasa / Mustoasa de Maderat
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Riesling Italian
- Riesling de Rhin
- Pinot Gris
- Traminer / Traminer Roz
- Muscat Ottonel
- Golden Muscat
- Pinot Blanc
- Dry Muscat
Aligoté is the representative variety of the Niculițel vineyard. Originally from the French region of Burgundy, this grape variety appeared at the end of the 17th century, by crossing naturally between the Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir varieties.
This wine has vegetable aromas of freshly mown grass and reclaimed soil. The taste of ripe white fruit and green apples is balanced by a high natural acidity. At the end, the notes of citrus, wormwood and chicory at the end point to a balanced wine, with a lot of freshness.