The red grape variety (also Geilweilerhof. 86-2-60) is a new variety between Regent x Lemberger (Blaufränkisch). The crossing was carried out in 1986 at the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (Siebeldingen/Pfalz) by the breeders Rudolf Eibach and Reinhard Töpfer; the selection in 1991. The plant variety protection was granted in 2004. The vine is moderately resistant to both types of mildew and is therefore considered a so-called PIWI variety. It produces dark-coloured red wines, rich in body and tannins, reminiscent of Blaufränkisch. In Germany, the variety is grown in small quantities in the Palatinate and Rheinhessen growing regions. There is also a small stock in Denmark. However, no stocks were reported in 2010 (statistics Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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