Winegrowers Supplies -  Vine variety information

Felicia   (originally known as Gf. 84-27-285)

Mother: Sirius
Father: Villard blanc

A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

Year of breeding: 1984/1988 (selected in 1995)
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Rebenzüchtung Geilweilerhof,
Number of clones: 0

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 2004
Area planted in Germany in :         hectares
Area planted in England: none

Wine Character - colour: 
                      - bouquet: flowery
                      - palate: harmonious acidity, ripe slightly muscat flavours

Time of bud-burst: between Müller-Thurgau and Riesling

Strength of growth: strong
Growth of side-shoots: average

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        - surface undulation:                - petiolar sinus: 

Grape bunch: - size: very large          - density: 
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Time of veraison: mid-season, as Müller-Thurgau
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Grape yield: very high
Must-weight: high
Must-acidity: slightly above average

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Chlorosis resistance: 
Resistance against - Oidium: high                - Peronospora: average
                       - Botrytis: 
                       - Roter Brenner: 
                       - Phomopsis                        - Stem-atrophy: 
                       Needs one or two spray applications against Peronospora.

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Winter Pruning:                      eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.

Advantages: potentially an interesting variety for the UK, not sure yet about the flavour.