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Herald's vine

The red grape variety is a new breeding between Blauer Portugieser x Blauer Limberger (Blaufränkisch), which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. Synonyms are Herold grape, Weinsberg S 130 and WE S 130. The cross was made in 1929 by the breeder August Herold (1902-1973) at the State Teaching and Research Institute Weinsberg in Württemberg. The plant variety protection was granted in 1960. The variety was a crossing partner in the new varieties Dornfelder, Hegel and Piroso. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is resistant to downy mildew and botrytis. It produces fruity, light red wines with mild tannins, which are preferably used for the production of rosé or white autumn. In 2018 the variety occupied 97 hectares of vineyards in Germany with a decreasing tendency (D-STATIS).

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