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The white grape variety (breeding number Weinsberg S 377) is a new breed between Kerner x greener Sylvaner What was published in 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed. The crossing took place in 1951 through August herald (1902-1973) at the State Teaching and Research Institute vineyard in Württemberg. The variety protection was granted in 1990. With the name of the born in Schnait-Württemberg composer Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860) was honored, of which, among other things, the famous song "I do not know what it means mean" comes. The vine produces yellow-green, fine-fruity wines that resemble the Silvaner. In 2010, three hectares of vineyards were identified in Germany, including two in Wuerttemberg,

Silcher - grape and leaf

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