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The white grape variety is a new breed between Roter Traminer ( Gewurztraminer x Müller-Thurgau, The breeding took place 1927 at the Bavarian state institute for wine and horticulture in Würzburg by George Shy (1879-1949), who called her "Pearl of Alzey". After the selection by Dr. med. Hans Breider (1908-2000) in 1950 she was called Pearl. The variety protection was granted in 1968. The new parents are from the same parents Septimer and Würzer emerged. The early to mid-seasoning vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces flowery, low-acid white wines. In 2009, the variety in Germany especially in the growing areas Franconia and Rheinhessen 33 hectares of vineyards; Tendency falling sharply. There is also a small stock in England,

Pearl - grape and leaf

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