The white grape variety (also Mainriesling, Würzburg N 1-11-17) is a new breed between Sylvaner x Riesling (what happened through 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed). You may not use the varieties of the same name Riesel. Ries liner or Ries Lina be confused. The crossing took place in 1921 at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Würzburg by Dr. August Ziegler (1885-1937). It was founded in 1950 by Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) rediscovered, who vehemently campaigned for the dissemination. She was a cross partner in the three new varieties Albalonga. Fontanara and Montagna, The three new breeds are with the same parents Multaner. Oraniensteiner and Osteiner emerged. The late-ripening, rather low-yielding vine tends to Verrieseln, It produces a yellow-green, fruity wine with a Riesling-like taste and aging potential. In 2010 the variety in Germany 87 hectares of vineyards.
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)