Origin: Austria, LFZ Klosterneuburg
Parentage: New breed from Welschriesling and Orangetraube – created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922 at the Teaching and Research Centre for Viticulture and Horticulture (LFZ) in Klosterneuburg
Vineyard area: 150 ha, 0.3 %. The variety has little significance in terms of area, and is cultivated only in Austria.
Important ampelographic features
Leaf: medium-sized, round, five lobes
Grape cluster: small with compact berries, cylindrical, often with wings; grapes are small with a greenish-yellow colour, are spotted, juicy and have a neutral taste.
Importance, conditions: The variety makes few demands on the soil and so far has – despite its somewhat early ripeness (the intent of using the early-ripening Orangetraube variety for crossing) – no significance in comparison with Welschriesling.
Wine: Brings full, fruity, extract-rich, neutral wines.