The white grape variety (also Freiburg 128-40) is a new breed between Sylvaner x Chasselas Blanc ( Chasselas ) as published in 2012 DNA analysis, The cross was made in 1940 by Dr. John carpenter (1907-1998) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg, The variety protection was granted in 1971. The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines with a neutral taste, which are mainly used for sparkling wine production. In 2010 she occupied in Germany 61 hectares of vines with a downward trend. In the Switzerland it is grown on one hectare on Lake Biel.
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)