This grape produces fresh, uncomplicated and pleasantly drinkable wines for the glass. The origins of this grape are not entirely clear. But it is known that it arrived in Germany from Austria in the 19th century. The grape makes few demands on the soil and location but is less suitable for damp and heavy soils. The grapes ripen early and may therefore be picked at the beginning of autumn. The red wine is characterised by a fresh acidity and light body. It's also often made into a Weissherbst (rosé).