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The white grape variety (also FR 177-68) is a complex new breed between Riesling x FR 589-54 (Incidentally, Austrian breeding is also with the same parents Danube Riesling ) Emerged. They are genes from Vitis aestivalis. Vitis cinerea. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The cross was made in 1968 by Dr. John carpenter (1907-1998) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). The name is a tribute to the former director and breeder. The mid-early ripening vine is resistant to both mildews and is therefore considered as PIWI -Variety. It renders fruity, white wines similar to Riesling. In Germany, this is grown on 77 hectares. There are also small stocks in Austria, as well as in the Switzerland (11 ha). In 2010, 88 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).

Johanniter - grape and leaf

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