The white grape comes from Germany, Synonyms or color game types include Orléans, Gros Riesling, Grüner Orléans, Hartheunisch, Harthengst, Orleaner, Orléans Jaune, Orléanstraube, Orleanzer, Orlänzsch, Weißer Wälscher and Weißer Orléans. The attribute "hard" refers to the thick-skinned skins of the productive vine. It produces alcoholic and full bodied, acidic white wines with a variety of aromas of dried apricot, herbs, hay and beeswax. According to DNA analysis there is no (previously suspected) connection to the variety Heunisch ( Gouais blanc ), though some synonyms seem to indicate this. After Lambert von Babo (1790-1862) she is to be at the behest of Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) had been imported from Orléans and planted on the Rüdesheimer Berg, which was later also called "Berg Orléans".