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The white grape variety (also Würzburg B-51-2-1) is a new breed between Rieslaner x Müller-Thurgau, The name is derived from Latin from alba (white) and longa (long). The "White Long" has a relatively light foliage and strikingly slender and elongated grapes. According to done in 2012 DNA analysis has the paternity of the indicated in the breed list Silvaner proved wrong. The crossing was done by breeder Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) in 1951 at the Bavarian State Institute for Wine and Horticulture in Würzburg (Swiss francs). Incidentally, the same parents are also the two new breeds Fontanara and Montagna emerged. The variety protection was granted in 1971. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine produces acidic white wines with aromas of exotic fruits and floral notes. In 2009 she finished in Germany mainly in the growing areas Franconia. Rheinhessen and palatinate only 14 hectares of vineyards, the trend is falling sharply. There are also small stocks in England,

Albalonga - grape and leaf

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