The red grape variety is a new breed between Deckrot x Blauer Portugieser. The crossing was carried out in 1972 at the Geisenheim Research Institute (Rheingau) by Dr. Helmut Becker (1927-1990). Externally, it is very similar to its father variety. The vine is resistant to frost and fungal diseases. The red-fleshed berries produce deep dark red wines, which are well suited as Teinturier (cover wine). The variety is grown on 53 hectares in Germany (Baden, Rheinhessen, Pfalz) and 15 hectares in Switzerland (Schaffhausen). In 2016, a total of 68 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson).