The white grape variety (also Faber, Alzey p. 10375) is a new breed between Chardonnay x Müller-Thurgau according to published in 2012 DNA analysis, The maternity of Pinot Blanc stated in the breeding list turned out to be wrong. The cross was made in 1929 by the breeder Georg Shy (1879-1949) at the State Institute for Vine Breeding in Alzey (Rhineland-Palatinate). The variety protection was awarded in 1967. The early ripening, productive vine produces golden yellow wines with a pronounced acidity and subtle nutmeg, In 2008, some wineries launched an “Relaunch F” initiative to give the increasingly forgotten Faberrebe a new image and to revive it. The variety is grown almost exclusively in Germany grown on 551 hectares of vines with a falling trend. There is also a small acreage in England (4 ha). In 2010, a total of 555 hectares was shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)