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The white grape variety is a new variety between Red Traminer (Gewürztraminer) x Müller-Thurgau, which was confirmed by DNA analyses carried out in 2012. This was one of the last crosses made by Georg Scheu (1879-1949) in 1932 at the Rebenzüchtungs-Anstalt Alzey (Rhineland-Palatinate). The varieties Perle and Septimer were developed from the same pair of parents. Plant variety protection was granted in 1978. The early to medium-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to downy mildew, but sensitive to winter frost. It produces yellow to golden-green, spicy white wines with significant perfumed notes. Due to its special aromatic properties, it is known as a so-called bouquet variety. In Germany, the cultivated area is 51 hectares with a strongly decreasing tendency (D-STATIS). Small stands can also be found in England, New Zealand (0.5 ha) and Switzerland (0.3 ha). In 2016, a total of 52 hectares of vineyard area were designated (Kym Anderson).

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