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The white grape variety (also Geisenheim 11-34, Hochkroner) is a new breed between Riesling x Sylvaner What published through 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed. The naming took place after the castle Oranienstein near Diez an der Lahn in Rheinland-Pfalz, Incidentally, the same parents are also the three varieties Multaner. Osteiner and Rieslaner emerged. The crossing took place in 1985 at the Research Institute Geisenheim in the Rheingau. The vine yields strong white wines with lemon flavor. She has but in Germany not enforced; In 2010, no inventory was recorded. There are small amounts in Hungary (1 ha), Canada (2 ha) and in the United States (Arkansas). In 2010, only three hectares were designated (Kym Anderson ).

Oraniensteiner - grape and leaf

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