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The white grape variety originates from Alsace. Synonyms are Breisgauer Riesling, Colmer, Elsässer, Eltinger, Ettlinger, Faktor, Fauler Elsässer, Gelber Mosler, Gelber Ortlieber, Kleinräuschling, Knackerle, Knackerling, Kleiner Gelber Ortlieber, Kleiner Räuschling, Kniperlé, Libiza, Ortlieber, Petit Räuschling, Reichenweiherer, Rungauer, Strassburger, Türckheimer, Weisser Ortlieber (Germany); Bela Kavka, Belina Drobna, Beli Kleschiz, Drobni Kleshiz, Mali Javor (Croatia); Petit Mielleux, Petit Riesling, Rochelle, Rochelle Blanche, Ruchelin (France). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the varieties Folle Blanche, Fütterer, Pinot Bl anc or Räuschling. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Pinot x Gouais Bl anc (White Heunisch). The variety was a crossing partner in the new varieties Gutknipperlé, Neron and Triomphe d'Alsace.

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