The red grape comes from the border area Italy / Switzerland, It is named after a place called Eyholz. Synonyms are Eyholzer Rote, Eyholzer Roter, Gross Roth, Grossroter and Hibou Rouge. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Avana (Hibou Noir), Gamay or Troyen (Gamay de Rolampont) can be confused. The parenthood could take place through 2011 DNA analysis could not be clarified, but there were kinship relationships Vien de Nus from the neighboring aosta Valley and Freisa from the Piedmont, In Switzerland Eyholzer becomes a group of grape varieties Old plants counted. The late ripening vine produces an acidic white wine with aromas of strawberries. It is grown on less than one hectare in the municipality of Visp in the Swiss canton Wallis traditionally on pergolas behaved. In 2011, a vine at least 150 to 250 years old was found in the Valais town of Sion (Sion).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012