The white grape variety (also Alzey S 3962) is a new breed between Weißer Elbling ( Elbling ) x Muscat Précoce de Saumur published in 2012 DNA analysis, The maternity of Chasselas turned out to be wrong. The crossing took place in 1927 by Georg Shy (1879-1949) at the Landesanstalt Alzey (Rheinhessen), the variety protection was issued in 1969. It was named after Fritz, the owner of the vineyard and winery Huxel (1892-1972), who tried to grow and propagate.
The early ripening, very productive vine is resistant to both mildews, but sensitive to frost and prone to Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines with diverse aromas of apricots, honey, spices and musk, Due to the sugar-rich berries, it is often used for sweet predicate wines. Holdings exist in Germany (613 ha) and England (17 ha) with a downward trend. A total area of 630 hectares was identified in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)