Famous Marriages (for the Right Rieslings)
In the late 19th century German horticulturalists devoted much effort to the development of new Riesling hybrids that would create a more flexible, less temperamental grape which could still retain some of the elegant characteristics of Riesling. Among the most famous hybrids are:
Scheurebe a very strange hybrid of Riesling & Sylvaner
Kerner a hybrid of Trollinger & Riesling
Müller-Thurgau a hybrid of Riesling & Madeleine Royale
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