The Souvignier Gris is a fungus-resistant variety, crossed by Norbert Becker, and is to be found primarily in Steiermark. Its tendency toward abundant yields makes thinning-out of the grapes necessary.
Souvignier Gris is one of the fungus-resistant (PIWI) varieties, so it is highly resistant to oidium and Peronospora. Its loose foliage and the robust grape skins also protect it against botrytis, even in areas with high precipitation.
Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)
Total area in Austria:
The Leithaberg and Neusiedlersee wine-growing regions overlap by almost 160 ha (Rieds Hausberg and Neuberg), according to the Austrian Wine Law. This means that the listed area under vine in Burgenland is 160 ha less than the actual total area across all wine-growing regions in Burgenland.
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: Calculation by Austrian Wine based on data from BML/IACS (as at 28 June 2023). Moving annual total (MAT) from June 2022 to June 2023.