This indigenous Italian grape variety is likely related to the Gelber Muskateller. It was first adopted among the permitted varieties for Austria in 2018.

Origin

northern Italy

Parentage

probably a crossing of Gelber Muskateller and an unknown variety

Vineyard area

40.02 ha; 0.1%

A picture shows the leaf and grape cluster of the Goldmuskateller.
© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie

Important ampelographic features

Leaf

circular to pentagonal, three to five lobes, sharply pointed teeth, open petiole

Grape cluster

medium-sized, loose density; berries are dark yellow with a firm skin

Ripening

Ripening

very early
early
early to middle
middle
middle to late
late
very late

Significance & conditions

Goldmuskateller became an approved grape variety for wine production in Austria in 2018. It prefers a warm and frost-free vineyard with calcareous soil.

Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)

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Total area in Austria:

A picture shows a hand holding a glass of white wine.
© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie

Characteristics of the wine

The wines are full-bodied, display characteristic muscat notes and are golden yellow in colour. Even with marked fruitiness, they still have a vibrant acidity. Goldmuskateller produces dry wines, but is primarily used for sweet wines.

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)

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