Parentage: New breed by Dr.Gertrude Mayer, LFZ Klosterneuburg.
Vineyard area: 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.