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Knipperlé

The white grape variety comes from the Alsace ( France ). Synonyms are Belina Drobna, Breisgauer Riesling, Colmer, Alsatian, Ettlinger, Fütterer, Gelber Ortlieber, Knackerle, Kleiner Räusling, Kniperlé, Libiza, Mali Javor, Ortlieber, Petit Mielleux, Petit Räusling, Reichenweiherer, Rungauer, Strassburger, Türckheimer and Weisser Ortlieber. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Folle Blanche. feeder. Pinot Blanc or Räuschling be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Pinot x Gouais Blanc (White Heisch). The variety was a cross partner in the new varieties Gutknipperlé. Neron and Triomphe d'Alsace,

Knipperle - grape and leaf

From 1780 it was made by the winegrower Johann Michael from the Alsatian community of Riquewihr Ortlieb (1730-1807) exported to Baden-Württemberg and there, among other things, referred to him as Ortlieber. The medium-ripening, productive vine is resistant to winter frost but prone to Botrytis and chlorosis, It produces soft, simply structured white wines. After a high point towards the end of the 18th century, the population decreased continuously. Today the variety from the Alsatian and Württemberg vineyards has practically disappeared. In 2010, only 0.2 hectares were shown in Alsace (Haut-Rhin). In Austria is used by the organic wine estate Alois Raubal in Gumpoldskirchen (Thermal region) cultivated.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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