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The white grape variety (breeding number Weinsberg S 397) is a new breed between Riesling x Pinot Gris, which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. The crossing was made by August Herold (1902-1973) in 1955 in Weinsberg (Württemberg). The name was given in honour of the famous son of the wine town Lauffen am Neckar, the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843). Plant variety protection was granted in 1987. The medium-late maturing vine is resistant to botrytis and downy mildew. It produces a yellow-green, fruity and aromatic white wine similar to Riesling. In 2018 the variety occupied three hectares of vineyards in Germany with a decreasing tendency (D-STATIS)

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