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The white grape variety is a new breed between Sylvaner x Pinot gris (what published through 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed). Synonyms are Freiburg 25-1 and (in Switzerland) Freiburg. The cross was made in 1926 by the vine grower Karl miller (1881-1955) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). The first name was Freiburger, which was then changed to Freisamer in 1958. The second name is derived from Freiburg and the small river Dreisam flowing through the city. The breeding stock was a fungus-resistant PIWI variety as an alternative to the Ruländer (Pinot Gris), which has since been largely improved by clone selection. That is why the importance of Freedom has dropped extremely. The medium to late ripening vine produces acidic white wines. She occupied in 2010 Germany only four hectares of vineyards. There are also small stocks in the Switzerland and in England,

Freisamer - bunch of grapes and leaf

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