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An early ripening special form (mutation) of Spätburgunder (Pinot noir). It is so different that in Germany it is classified as a separate variety.Year of breeding:
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim
Number of clones: recommended clones are 1 Gm, 2 Gm, 4 Gm, 6 Gm.
Older clones should no longer be planted because of strong virus-infection.
Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 1971
Wine Character - colour: ruby red, light red
Time of bud-burst: middle-late
Strength of growth: medium-strong
Flowering time: late
Leaf: - size: medium
Grape bunch: - size: small-medium - density: tight
Time of veraison: early
Grape yield: low to very low; in Germany through intensive search in
long test rows the Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim have developed one row of a new
more productive clone. The tendency to coulure of this clone is
relatively low, so it yields about 50 hl/ha.
Wood ripening: good
Preferred soil: open texture, fertile and porous (well drained),
Normal stem height:
Winter Pruning: eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant
Advantages: early ripening.
Disadvantages: Low yield, only moderate flowering strength. Susceptible to wasp attack. The red wine character is different from Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder).