Winegrowers Supplies -  Vine variety information

Muscaris  (originally known as Fr. 493-87)

Mother: Solaris
Father: Muskateller

A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

Year of breeding: 1987
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Staatliches Weinbauinstitut Freiburg
Number of clones: 0

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 
Area planted in Germany in :         hectares
Area planted in England: 

Wine Character - colour: 
                      - bouquet: intense, muscat and citrus with perhaps smoky notes
                      - palate: fruity, strong with intense acidity


Time of bud-burst: average

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

Flowering time: average
Flowering strength: 

Leaf: - size:                                   - shape: 
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        - surface undulation:                - petiolar sinus: 

Grape bunch: - size: medium             - density: 
Berries:        - size: medium-small     - shape: 
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Time of veraison: average-late
Time of harvest: slightly after average-late, about the same time as Pinot Blanc

Grape yield: 
Must-weight: very high, 15 to 20 °Oeschle above Muskateller

Wood ripening: 
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Chlorosis resistance: 
resistance against - Oidium: very high       - Peronospora: high to very high
                          - Botrytis:                    - Roter Brenner: 
                          - Phomopsis                 - Stem-atrophy: 

Preferred soil: 
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Normal stem height: 
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Winter Pruning:                      eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.

Advantages: very high quality wine, an interesting possibility for planting in England.