This indigenous Italian grape variety is likely related to the Gelber Muskateller. It was first adopted among the permitted varieties for Austria in 2018.
Important ampelographic features
circular to pentagonal, three to five lobes, sharply pointed teeth, open petiole
medium-sized, loose density; berries are dark yellow with a firm skin
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)
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)