The white grape variety comes from Austria. The white grape variety comes from Austria. Synonyms are Blanke, Fuchsbrown, Kahlenberger whites, whites ( Austria ); Austriai, Ausztriai, Ausztriai Fehér, Osztrak Fehér, Widenska ( Hungary ). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Brown-white Veltliner or Sylvaner be confused. According to the year 1999 DNA analysis is a spontaneous crossing between White Heunisch ( Gouais blanc ) x unknown variety. Through a crossroads Austrian white x Traminer The result was the Sylvaner, The vine is generally resistant to various vine diseases. It produces yellow-green, strong and acidic white wines.
Austrian white was already in the beginning of the 19th century in the wine places around the Viennese Kahlenberg in Grinzing, Heiligenstadt, Klosterneuburg, Nussdorf and Weidling. She has established the good reputation of the popular Heurigen wine "Grinzinger" (up to 90% Austrian-White, rest of Traminer). The vine is no longer in the variety catalog, but may be grown on existing areas. This is how she becomes, for example, from the organic estate Alois Raubal in Gumpoldskirchen (Lower Austria) cultivated. In the vine museum of the winery Franz Leth in Fels am W are also a few sticks. In 2010, no sires were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)