A very old variety, which is cultivated in Germany for over 500 years. According to latest genetic investigations, it should be a cross between the old grape variety Heunisch and a Traminer variety.
Weisser Riesling, Klingelberger
Requirements to the vineyard site:
Due to its late maturity Riesling needs good to very good slopes, but they must not be too hot.
Mainly in the cool-climate wine-growing areas such as Germany, France (Alsace), Austria, Northern Italy, Australia, South Africa
Since it is a very old variety, there are many clones.
It must be said, that the clones of Riesling do not show many differences. It is a very stable variety.
The 239 Gm is one of the most widely used clones from Geisenheim. He stands for good to very good yield with good sugar content.