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The white grape variety (breeding number Weinsberg S 377) is a new breed between Kerner x greener Sylvaner what was released by in 2012 DNA analysis has been 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. The name honored the composer Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860), born in Schnait-Württemberg, from whom the well-known song "I don't know what it means" was written. The vine produces yellow-green, fine-fruity wines that resemble the Silvaner. In 2010 three hectares of vineyards were shown in Germany, two of them in Wuerttemberg,

Silcher - grape and leaf

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