The red grape variety is a new breed between Blue Portuguese x Pinot Noir (what happened in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed). Synonyms are Geilweilerhof 4-25-7 and Rotspechter. The cross was made in 1927 by Peter Morio (1887-1960) at the Grape Breeding Institute Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen-Pfalz. Here she was Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) further processed or selected in the 1950s. The variety protection was granted in 1974. The variety was a cross partner in new breeding Calandro, The medium-ripening, productive vine has a medium one Botrytis resistance, but is very resistant to chlorosis. virus. Verrieseln and frost, She tends to stem necrosis, The variety produces Pinot Noir similar, but slightly more acidic, extract-rich red wines with aromas of blackberries and cherries. In 2009 was in Germany the area under cultivation is 405 hectares. In the Switzerland is planted less than one hectare.
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)