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The red grape variety (also Weinsberg S 341) is a new breed between Helfensteiner x Heroldrebe (which was published by in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed). The crossing took place in August 1955 herald (1902-1973) at the teaching and research institute vineyard in Wuerttemberg (Germany). The variety protection was granted in 1979. The name goes to Immanuel AL Dornfeld (1796-1869), after whose initiative the wine-growing school in Weinsberg was founded. With the same parents, the variety is also Hegel emerged. Dornfelder was a crossing partner of the new varieties Acolon. Cabernet Dorio. Cabernet Dorsa and monarch,

Dornfelder - grape and leaf

The early ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis, It produces dark-colored, fruity red wines with velvety tannins, moderate acidity and aromas of sour cherries, as well as storage potential. Dornfelder is one of the most successful German new breeds. The variety is in Germany in all growing areas, but above all Rheinhessen and palatinate spread and occupied a total of 8,000 hectares of vineyards in 2009. There are further stocks in the Switzerland (21 ha), Austria. Czech Republic and England, in the United States California and Pennsylvania, as in Brazil. Japan (5 ha) and Thailand (2 ha). The variety occupied 8,101 hectares in 2010. Compared to 1990, that was a double. It documents worldwide varieties ranking rank 85.

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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