The white grape variety (breeding number Weinsberg S 397) is a new breed between Riesling x Pinot Gris What was published in 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed. The crossing took place in August herald (1902-1973) in 1955 in vineyard (Württemberg). The name was given in honor of the famous son of the wine town of Lauffen am Neckar, the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843). Of the variety protection was granted in 1987. The medium maturing 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 trend is falling sharply.
Photos : Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY