Goldmuskateller

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

not yet officially recorded

A picture shows the grape variety Goldmuskatellers, © Doris Schneider, Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY
© Doris Schneider, Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY

Important ampelographic features:
Leaf:
circular to pentagonal, three to five lobes, sharply pointed teeth, open petiole
Grape cluster: medium, loose; dark yellow berries with firm skin

Ripening: late

Significance, conditions: the Goldmuskateller was adopted as a permissible variety for Austria in 2018. It prefers warm and frost-free sites with calcareous soils.

Wine: the wines show the characteristic Muscat notes, are fullbodied and golden yellow in colour. Even with marked fruitiness, acidic interplay is lively. The wines can be vinified dry, but are primarily finished sweet.