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The white grape variety is a new breed between Sylvaner x Pinot Gris (which published by 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed). Synonyms are Freiburg 25-1 and (in Switzerland) Freiburger. The crossing took place in 1926 by the vines breeder Karl miller (1881-1955) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). The first name was Freiburger, which was then changed in 1958 in Freisamer. The second name derives from Freiburg and the small river Dreisam flowing through the city. The Zuchztiel was a fungus resistant PIWI variety as an alternative to the Ruländer (Pinot Gris), but in the meantime has undergone extensive improvement by clone selection. That's why the importance of Freisamer has fallen dramatically. The medium to late ripening vine produces acidic white wines. She finished in 2010 in Germany only four hectares of vineyards. There are also small stocks in the Switzerland and in England,

Freisamer - grape and leaf

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