Grows mainly in Niederösterreich but is significantly declining in importance. The total area planted with this variety increased steadily between 1999 and 2020.
Important ampelographic features
circular, with five to seven lobes
medium-sized, densely berried, cone-shaped, shouldered, sometimes with small secondary clusters; berries are oval and bluish black in colour
Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)
Source varietal specifications: Höhere Bundeslehranstalt und Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau (Federal College and Federal Office for Viticulture, Oenology and Fruit Growing) in Klosterneuburg, “Austria’s Qualitätswein grape varieties and their clones“ („Österreichische Qualitätsweinrebsorten und deren Klone“), 2nd, reviewed edition, September 2015
Source area under vine: Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism according to IACS (as at 31 May 2022)