Origin: Austria, LFZ Klosterneuburg
Parentage: New breed from the Klosterneuburg 1189-9-77 (= Seyve Villard 18-402 x Blaufränkisch) and Blauburger; by Dr.Gertrude Mayer, LFZ Klosterneuburg.
Vineyard area: 35 ha, 0.1 %
Registered as a quality grape variety since 2000, and is one of the PIWI varieties.
Important ampelographic features
Leaf: medium-sized, conical to pentagonal; five lobes
Grape cluster: medium-sized; moderately compact berries; cylindrical, with wings; the grapes are dark blue to black in colour
Ripening time: mid-early season
Significance, conditions: Because of its robust colour, this variety is used also as a blending partner. It is partially resistant to oidium and peronospora. It is resistant to winter frost.
Wine: The deep, dark wines are full-bodied, and rich in extract and tannins. They are ready to drink early on.