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Red Riesling

The white grape variety comes from Germany. It must not be confused with the varieties Blue Riesling, Pinot Meunier (with synonyms Blue Riesling, Black Riesling) or Red Veltliner (with synonym Red Riesling) due to morphological similarities or seemingly suggestive synonyms. In the past, it was wrongly assumed to be the original form of the White Riesling. However, according to the most recent DNA analyses carried out in 2009, 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 slightly less susceptible to botrytis. The wines made from this grape are very similar to those of white Riesling, but are slightly more acidic. The variety was a cross-breeding partner in the new varieties Aromriesling and Veritas

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