Keyword: Roter Riesling
The red berry is used as a prototype of the white grape variety weißbeerigen Riesling Seen. It differs from this only by the red color of berries, genetically otherwise no discernible difference. One finds in the red Riesling often mutation to white berries, but never vice versa. So the red variety is most likely older. These are the same phenomenon as in Pinot Noir , Blanc and Gris. In the Middle Ages were often red and white Riesling in Mixed Set in the vineyards. The red variety but got slowly into oblivion. But there are again small stocks in Germany and Austria. From the Vineyard Dr. Corvers-cautery (Rheingau) were in 2004 in Oestricher Klosterberg planted 850 vines and a wine pressed from the first time in 2006. The Rebveredlungsbetrieb antes in Heppenheim planted in April 2008 in the "Heppenheimer Eckweg" one hectare of old vine. In the meantime, she is already grown from several plants. In Austria, Roter Riesling vineyards of the wood man (wine quarter) and Zahel cultivated (Vienna). Red Riesling is also the way an old synonym for the two species Traminer (Gewurztraminer) and Hanns .