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Danube Riesling

The white grape variety is a new breed between Riesling x FR 589-54 (Incidentally, German breeding is also with the same parents Johanniter ) Emerged. The father variety was already in 1954 at the wine-growing institute Freiburg (Germany) created. They are genes from Vitis aestivalis. Vitis cinerea. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera (e.g. Chasselas and Pinot gris ) contain. The crossing of the Danube Riesling took place in 1978 Klosterneuburg Wine Institute (Austria). At the beginning of 1990, the stocks at that time were cleared. A final selection saved the variety from being forgotten. The late-ripening vine is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis and is considered PIWI variety, It produces a Riesling-like white wine with moderate acidity. Due to the good quality of the wine, she was born in 2012 Austria approved for the quality level "wine". The release as Quality wine-grape variety is aimed for in the medium term. The winery Farmer Josef in the wine region Wagram (Lower Austria) planted a small trial stand in 2012.

Danube Riesling
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