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The white grape variety (also FR 177-68) is a complex new breed between Riesling x FR 589-54 By the way, the same parents are also the Austrian new breeders Danube Riesling ) Emerged. They are genes of Vitis aestivalis. Vitis cinerea. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing took place in 1968 by Dr. med. John carpenter (1907-1998) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). The name is a tribute to the former director of the institute and breeder. The medium-maturing vine is resistant to both mildews and is therefore considered as PIWI -Variety. She provides fruity Riesling-like white wines. In Germany, this is grown on 77 hectares. Small stocks are also available in Austria, as well as in the Switzerland (11 ha). In 2010, 88 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Johanniter - grape and leaf

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