The white grape variety (breeding number Weinsberg S 397) is a new breed between Riesling x Pinot gris what was released by in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed. The crossing took place through August herald (1902-1973) in 1955 in vineyard (Württemberg). The name was given in honor of the famous son of the wine town Lauffen am Neckar, the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843). The variety protection was granted in 1987. The medium-late ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis and wrong mildew, It produces a yellow-green, fruity-aromatic white wine similar to Riesling. In 2009 the variety in Germany 6 hectares of vineyards, the tendency is falling.
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)