Discreetly grapey with delicate Muscat aromas, this extremely early ripening grape variety is used primarily for the production of fresh fruit juice (Most) and young wine in full fermentation (Sturm).
Austria, Bad Radkersburg (Steiermark)
Breed from Gelber Muskateller x Weissburgunder
209.37 ha; 0.5%
Bouvier is marketed mainly as a table grape, as grape must, as Sturm (partially fermented grape must) or as young wine. In Burgenland, its primary growing region, the variety also produces Prädikatswein with a mild character and a delicate note of muscat. This variety’s disadvantage is its unpredictable and low yields.
Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)
Source varietal specifications: Höhere Bundeslehranstalt und Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau (Federal College and Federal Office for Viticulture, Oenology and Fruit Growing) in Klosterneuburg, “Austria’s Qualitätswein grape varieties and their clones“ („Österreichische Qualitätsweinrebsorten und deren Klone“), 2nd, reviewed edition, September 2015
Source area under vine: Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism according to IACS (as at 31 May 2022)