Widely grown in its home country of Austria, this hardy cultivar continues to increase sugars in cool fall weather, so it is an excellent short season selection. Vigorous vines are highly productive, bearing large clusters of very dark blue grapes that make a Pinot Noir-type wine. Very promising in trials in our area, vines need 1600-1900 GDD (Growing Degree Days).
USDA ZONES: 5-9
POLLINIZER: self fertile
RIPENS: Early, but will continue to ripen through fall
SITE:Full sun, fertile, deep soil