New variety - Johanniter
- General: Johanniter is one of the most renowned Piwi varieties. It is a cross-breeding combination of 1968 from Riesling x (Seyve-Villard 12-481 x (Ruländer x Gutedel)). The variety was dedicated to Johannes Zimmermann, then head of vine breeding at the Freiburg Viticultural Institute. It is thanks to him that Piwi breeding was carried out in a forward-looking and practical manner.
- Cluster: The grapes are medium sized, cylindrical and compact. The berries are medium sized and show small dark spots on the skin.
- Wine: The wines show a burgundy-like soft acidity with a juicy body and medium tannin structure. The nose has subtle aromas of melon, lime and quince.
- Cultivation: We recommend planting in medium to good Burgundy sites, which should not be at risk of late frost due to early budding. In growth and appearance, the variety is similar to Riesling; ripens in the same period as Pinot Blanc.
- Clone: Fr 340