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Knipperlé

The white grape variety comes from the Alsace ( France ). Synonyms are Breisgauer Riesling, Colmer, Alsatian, Ettlinger, Fütterer, Gelber Ortlieber, Knackerle, Little Räuschling, Kniperlé, Libiza, Mali Javor, Ortlieber, Petit Mielleux, Petit Räuschling, Reichenweiher, Rungauer, Strasbourg, Türckheimer and Weisser Ortlieber. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Fool Blanche. feeder. Pinot Blanc or Räuschling be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Pinot x Gouais blanc (White Heunisch). The variety was crossing partner in the new breeds Gutknipperlé. Neron and Triomphe d'Alsace,

Knipperle - grape and leaf

From the year 1780 she was from the Alsatian community Riquewihr originating winemaker Johann Michael Ortlieb (1730-1807) exported to Baden-Wuerttemberg and named there among other things after him as Ortlieber. The medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is resistant to winter frost but prone to Botrytis and chlorosis, It produces gentle, simply textured white wines. After a peak towards the end of the 18th century, the stock continued to decline. Today the variety from the Alsatian and Württemberger vineyards has practically disappeared. In 2010, only 0.2 hectares were reported in Alsace (Haut-Rhin). In Austria she is from the organic wine Alois Raubal in Gumpoldskirchen (Thermenregion) cultivated.

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

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