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The white grape variety is a new cross between Roter 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) at the Rebenzüchtungs-Anstalt Alzey (Rhineland-Palatinate) in 1932. From the same pair of parents, the varieties Perle and Septimer have emerged. 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 yields yellow to golden green, spicy white wines with significantly perfumed notes. Due to its special aromatic characteristics, it is called a bouquet variety. In Germany, the area under cultivation is 51 hectares with a strong downward trend (D-STATIS). There are also small stocks in England, New Zealand (0.5 ha) and Switzerland (0.3 ha). In 2016, a total of 52 hectares of vines were reported (Kym Anderson).

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