Origin

probably Thermenregion, Austria

Parentage

Natural crossing of Traminer x Roter Veltliner

Vineyard area

112.24 ha; 0.3%

A picture shows grapes from the grape variety Rotgipfler
© Austrian Wine / Oberleithner

Important ampelographic features

Leaf

medium-sized; circular; five to seven lobes; veins are red; deeply lobed. A key characteristic: reddish-bronze vine shoots (thus the name Rotgipfler)

Grape cluster

medium to large; very compact juicy berries; conical; greenish yellow colour

Ripening

Ripening

very early
early
early to middle
middle
middle to late
late
very late

Significance & conditions

Only in the Thermenregion can appropriate growing conditions with respect to climate and soil be found. Warm south-facing vineyard sites with good calcareous-based soils are necessary, otherwise shoot growth diminishes significantly. Good vigorous sites bring consistently high yields.

Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)

Click on the wine origin in the list for a breakdown into more specific regions of origin.

Total area in Austria: 112.24 ha

A picture shows a hand holding a glass of white wine.
© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie

Characteristics of the wine

With strict yield control, the wine shows a high extract content, pleasant acidity and a fine bouquet. It tends to age slowly and is mostly produced as a single-varietal wine, but also blended with the variety Zierfandler.

Link

Autochthonous Varieties

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)

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