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The red grape variety (also Blauer Weinsberger, Helfensteyner) is a new breed between Pinot Précoce Noir ( Frühburgunder x Schiava Grossa What was published in 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed. The crossing took place in 1931 by August Herold (1902-1973) at the State Teaching and Research Institute vineyard in Württemberg. The naming took place after the former castle near Geislingen. Of the variety protection was granted in 1960. The variety was crossing partner in the two new breeds Dornfelder and Hegel, The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to the real and fake mildew as Botrytis but prone to Verrieseln and therefore uncertain in the yield. In 2009 she finished in Germany predominantly in the growing area Wuerttemberg 19 hectares of vineyards, the trend is falling.

Grape from Helfensteiner
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