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Zierfandler is a light pink-skinned white grape variety native to the Thrermenregion of Austria. It is a natural cross between Roter Veltliner and Traminer, and it is traditionally blended with Rotgipfler to form traditional wine known as Gumpoldskirchener. The grape variety has high sugar content and late-ripening berry which can produce powerful, spicy wines with exotic aromas with high acidity levels allowing to be vinified both as rich, dry white wines or as sweet dessert wines. Zierfandler is an old grape dating back to the Hapsburg Empire in Austria and was the favourite wine of the emperors. Zierfandler is one of the 22 grape varieties that are allowed for the production of quality wine in Austria. The only country that has some plantings of Zierfandler is Hungary.

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