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Grape (Vitis)
Rieslaner Weinsberg 20060908.jpg
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Mainriesling, Würzburg N 1-11-17
Origin Franconia, Germany

Rieslaner is a breed cross of the Silvaner and Riesling grape that was first bred in Veitshöcheim, Franconia, Germany in 1921 by the grape breeder August Ziegler. It is a late ripening grape that is fairly high in acidity.[1] Today it is mostly grown in the Franconia (Franken) region and in the Palatinate (Pfalz) region where the grape is often affected by botrytis. [2] Rieslaner is bred to do well with botrytis, and it holds a lot of potential to form an acidic, fruity, and full yield when it is ripened. [2]


  1. ^ Oz Clarke The Encyclopedia of Grapes Websters International Publishers 2001, pg 189 ISBN 0-15-100714-4
  2. ^ a b Winegeeks.com

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