The white grape variety is a new breed between Madeleine Angevine x red Traminer ( Gewurztraminer ), which was released by in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed. Heinz Scheu (the breeder's son) later claimed in a book that the variety is from one openly bloomed Madeleine Angevine emerged. Synonyms are Alzey 7957, Scheu 7957 and Sieger. The cross was made in 1929 by Georg Shy (1879-1949) at the State Institute for Vine Breeding in Alzey-Rhineland-Palatinate. The variety protection was granted in 1958. The variety was a cross partner in the new varieties Augusta Luise. Hildegardis grape. Muscabona. Ortega. Rosetta. Sissi. Tamara and Thekla, The early ripening vine has sugar-rich but low-acid berries. It produces golden yellow, alcohol-rich white wines nutmeg, In Germany it occupies 102 hectares of vines with a falling trend. There are further stocks in Australia. England (12 ha), Canada (18 ha), in the Switzerland and in the US state Washington, In 2010 a total of 132 hectares of vineyards were shown.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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