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Red Riesling

The white grape variety originates from Germany. It must not be confused with the varieties Blauer Riesling, Pinot Meunier (with synonyms Blauer Riesling, Schwarzer Riesling) or Roter Veltliner (with synonym Roter Riesling) due to morphological similarities or apparently indicating synonyms. In the past, it was wrongly assumed that it was the original form of the White Riesling. According to DNA analyses carried out most recently in 2009, however, it is clearly a colour mutation of the white variety. White and reddish berries are often observed on the same grape, which never occurs in white Riesling. The vine is less susceptible to botrytis. The wines are very similar to those from white Riesling, but somewhat more acidic. The variety was a crossing partner for the new Aromriesling and Veritas varieties.

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