The crossing made by Norbert Becker (Staatliches Weinbauinstitut Freiburg) is a fungus-resistant variety. Parcels planted to this vine are found primarily in Steiermark.

Origin

Freiburg, Germany

Parentage

a crossing of Solaris x Muskateller

Vineyard area

80.97 ha; 0.2%

A picture shows the leaf and grape cluster of the Muscaris, © Austrian Wine/Blickwerk Fotografie
© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie

Important ampelographic features

Leaf

pentagonal with three to five lobes, overlapping petiole

Grape cluster

loose to very loose, cylindrical with small secondary wing; rounded berries with green skin and a note of cassis

Ripening

Ripening

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

Significance & conditions

The variety flourishes on medium-depth sites, where it buds early. As a PIWI variety, its resistance against oidium and Peronospora is very great («PIWI» stands for pilzwiderstandsfähig = fungus-resistant), but it tends towards grape withering and palsy of the stems.

Area under vine in each of Austria’s wine-growing regions
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)

Click on a wine origin in the list to view its wine-growing regions.

Gesamtfläche in Österreich: 80,97

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

Characteristics of the wine

The wines ares reminiscent of Muskateller for their muscatty and citric aromas. They are powerful and substantial with intense acidity, which makes them good candidates for Sekt production. The high tannin-content, however, demands fining.

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