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The white grape variety is a new breed between Roter Traminer ( Gewurztraminer ) x Müller-Thurgau, The breeding took place in 1927 at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Würzburg by Georg Shy (1879-1949), who called it "Pearl of Alzey". After the selection by Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) in 1950 it was called pearl. The variety protection was granted in 1968. The new breeds are from the same pair of parents Septimer and Würzer emerged. The early to medium maturing vine is susceptible 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; The trend is falling sharply. There is also a small inventory in England,

Pearl - bunch of grapes and leaf

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