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, red leaf veins, deeply lobed, with characteristic reddish-bronze vine shoots (giving Rotgipfler its name).

Grape cluster

medium to large, very densely berried, cone-shaped; berries are greenish-yellow in colour and very juicy.

Ripening

Ripening

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

Significance & conditions

The necessary growing conditions, in terms of soil and climate, can only be found in the Thermenregion. A warm, south-facing vineyard with the correct type of soil and a calcareous substratum is necessary for good shoot growth. Rotgipfler produces consistently high yields in ideally suited, fertile soils.

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:

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

Characteristics of the wine

When the yield is sufficiently restricted, wines are characterised by a high extract content, pleasant acidity and a fine bouquet. Rotgipler tends to mature slowly and is mostly produced as a monovarietal wine, but is also blended with 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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