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Brown and white Veltliner

The white grape variety comes from Austria, It is one of the big ones Veltliner Group, The name is derived from the brownish-gray berries. Synonyms are Bachovichka Belina, Brauner Veltliner, Gelbling, Todträger and Wachler. An independent variety of Brauner Veltliner is also listed in the Vivc catalog. According to Dr. Ferdinand Regner Realized in 1996 DNA analysis the brown and white Veltliner is one mutation of Red Veltliner, From the Swiss biologist Dr. José Vouillamoz this is doubted, however, which confusingly refers to Brauner Veltliner (in Wine grapes ). Brauner Veltliner is also a synonym for the Moldavian variety Tigvoasa, Nothing is known about possible relationships between these two or three varieties.

Brauner Veltliner - grape and leaf

Because of morphological The vine was often mistaken for similarities Austro-White mistaken. The synonym Todträger indicates the profitability. The vine, which was therefore coveted earlier, was still in use in the 1920s Lower Austria one of the main varieties and also in Hungary widespread. Today it is still cultivated in small quantities there, for example by the organic wine estate Alois Raubal in Gumpoldskirchen ( Thermenregion ). In the Vine Museum of the Franz Winery Leth there are also a few sticks in Fels am Wagram. No stocks were shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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