Three-way crossing by the late Dr Helmut Becker with Germany's MÃ¼ller-Thurgau, France's madeleine angevine and Italy's calabrese, also planted in England and New Zealand.
Riesling (white) ...
REICHENSTEINER: White-wine grape mainly grown on small acreages in Germany, England and New Zealand. Derived from the Müller-Thurgau cross and a couple of modern table-grape crosses. Used, among other things, to produce wine of mediocre complexity useful for blending etc.
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. (No other details as yet).
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".
Corresponds to the part of a bottle where the neck widens ...