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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 in 2012 DNA analysis the paternity of the Silvaner turned out to be wrong. The cross was made by the breeder Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) in 1951 at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Würzburg (Swiss francs). By the way, the two new breeds are with the same parents Fontanara and Montagna emerged. The variety protection was granted in 1971. The late ripening, productive vine produces acidic white wines with aromas of exotic fruits and a floral note. In 2009 she occupied in Germany mainly in the growing areas Franconia. Rheinhessen and palatinate only 14 hectares of vineyards, the tendency is strongly falling. There are also small stocks in England,

Albalonga - grape and leaf

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