The name of the white grape variety is derived from the robust foliage of the vine from which the wind rustles particularly strong. Synonyms are brown Nuremberg, German grapes, Drutsch, Dünnelbling, Franc grape, Furmentin, Great Franconian, Large Räuschling, Large Traminer, Grünspat, Guay Jaune, Offenburg, Pfäffling, Pfaff grape Ruchelin, Rusch Ling, frilly Ling, Rüssling, silver and white, Thun, Thunerrebe, White Lagrein, Räuschling White, White Welscher, Welsch, Zürirebe, and Zürichrebe Züriwiss. In the herb book by German botanist Hieronymus Hieronymus Bock (1498-1554) it is around 1550 as "Drutsch" or "Drutscht" mentions the name "Reuschling" first appears in 1614 in the "Weingart order" of Count Philipp Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1584-1628) in francs.
The hardy varieties in Alsace was once widespread in the German wine-growing areas of Franconia, the Palatinate and Württemberg, as well as in German and western Switzerland. In Switzerland they had before the time of the Müller-Thurgau, in addition to the Elbling vine, the most common. The nickname "Big Räuschling" was awarded to the variety of the variety occurring in Alsace "Small Räuschling", ie Knipperlé distinguish (also Ortliebians). With regard to the origin, despite DNA is no clarity or two opinions. When a parent is Gouais Blanc (White Heunisch) fixed. The second parent is named after the Swiss biologist Dr. Jose Jose Vouillamoz unknown, after Austrian biologist Dr. Ferdinand Sprinklers are a variety traminerähnliche. The Räuschling is in Switzerland on 20 acres (including 12 at the Lake Zurich) are grown, as well as in Germany (Baden). It provides fruity, tangy white wine with elegant acidity. A nearly extinct variety is Red Räuschling, but only in the wine museum in Wädenswil exists. See also Pinots .