Reichensteiner is a white grape crossing of Müller Thurgau, Madeleine Angevine and an Italian grape. It is mostly planted in the Rheinhessen of Germany but is now possibly even more important in England's burgeoning wine industry.
Variety derived from a Gamay Noir x Reichensteiner cross. Has synonym names Granoir and Pully B-28. Created in 1970, along with Gamaret, the two wines can be blended to make a red wine of character that is popular in Geneva, Switzerland.
The climate is favourable to white grape varieties which are able to ripen in these regions. The most widely known are the "müllerurgau" and the "reichensteiner".