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The red grape variety is a new breed between Blue Portuguese x Blue Limberger ( Blaufränkisch ), which was released by in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed. Synonyms are Heroldtraube, Weinsberg S 130 and WE S 130. The cross was made in 1929 by the eponymous breeder August herald (1902-1973) at the State Teaching and Research Institute vineyard in Württemberg. The variety protection was granted in 1960. The variety was a cross partner in the new varieties Dornfelder. Hegel and Piroso, The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to the wrong people mildew and Botrytis, It produces fruity, rather light red, light red wines with mild tannins, which are preferred for the production of Rose respectively. Weißherbst be used. In 2009 she occupied in Germany a total of 147 hectares of vines (with a downward trend) mainly in the three growing areas palatinate. Rheinhessen and Wuerttemberg,

Herald vine - grape and leaf
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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