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Faberrebe

The white grape variety is a new breed between Chardonnay x Müller-Thurgau. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, the maternity of Pinot Blanc ( Weißburgunder) indicated in the breeding list has been proven to be incorrect. Synonyms or breeding numbers are Alzey 10375, AZ 10375, Faber and S. 10375. The crossbreeding was carried out in 1929 by the breeder Georg Scheu (1879-1949) at the State Institute for Vine Breeding in Alzey (Rhineland-Palatinate). Plant variety protection was granted in 1967. The early ripening, high-yielding vine produces golden yellow wines with pronounced acidity and subtle muscatel. In 2008, some wineries launched an initiative "Relaunch F" to give the increasingly forgotten Faberrebe a new image and to revive it. In 2018, however, only 270 hectares of vineyard area were designated in Germany, with a continuing strong downward trend (D-STATIS).

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