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Falkensteiner

Synonym for the grape variety Grüner Veltliner; see there.

The white grape variety originates from Austria. The most important of the approximately 80 synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Valtelin Blanc, Valteliner, Valteliner Blanc, Valteliner Vert, Veltliner Verde (France); Cima Bianca (Italy); Gruner Veltliner (New Zealand); Dreimänner, Falkensteiner, Feldlinger, Grauer Veltliner, Grüne Manhardsrebe, Grüner, Grüner Muskateller, Grüner Weißgipfler, GrüVe, GV, Manhardsrebe, Manhardtraube, Manhartsrebe, Mauhardsrebe, Mouhardrebe, Veltliner, Weißer, Weißer Raifler, Weißer Reifler, Weißgipfler = second main name (Austria); Bielospicak, Veltlínské Zelené(Slovakia); Zeleni Veltinec (Slovenia); Veltliner (South Tyrol); Veltlínské Zelené(Czech Republic); Fehérhegyue, Zoeld Veltelini, Zoeld Velteliny (Hungary).

Genetic characteristics indicate that the leading variety Roter Veltliner is a grandparent. DNA analyses carried out in 1998 by the biologist Dr. Ferdinand Regner identified Traminer as the parent. In 2000, a very old vine was discovered in the Burgenland community of St. Georgen. The hitherto unknown variety was named St. Georgen and, according to DNA analyses carried out by Regner in 2007, it is the second parent. Whether father or mother variety, however, remains open. However, the genes or characteristics of St. Georgen have clearly...

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