The red grape variety (also Weinsberg S 342, WE S 342) is a new variety between Helfensteiner x Heroldrebe, which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. The name of the variety was given in honour of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831). The crossing was made in 1955 by August Herold (1902-1973) at the Weinsberg Viticulture Institute in Württemberg. The plant variety protection was granted in 1994. Incidentally, the new Dornfelder breed was created with the same parents. The early to medium maturing vine is somewhat susceptible to chlorosis. It produces ruby to dark red red wines with a spicy aroma. In 2018, the variety occupied five hectares of vineyards in Germany with a constantly falling trend (D-STATIS). Smaller areas are also to be found in Belgium.
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