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Sauvitage (originally known as We 88-101-13)

Mother: FR 147-66 (Riesling x Pinot Gris)
Father: We 75-34-13 (Sauvignon blanc x Riesling and Vitis amurensis)

A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

Year of breeding: 1988
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Staatlichen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau Weinsberg
Number of clones: 1 (We R10)

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 2020

Area planted in Germany:

Area planted in England:

Wine Character:
        - colour: white
        - bouquet: Sauvignon Blanc aromas, exotic, fresh
        - palate: ripe, fruity, mild harmonious acidity


Time of bud-burst: early-middle

Strength of growth: strong, very upright
Growth of side-shoots: medium

Flowering time:
Flowering strength: medium

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Grape bunch:
        - size: medium-large
        - density: very loose
        - size: small-medium
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Time of veraison: early
Time of harvest: as Pinots

Grape yield: medium
Must-weight: high

Wood ripening: very good
Winter hardiness: very high
Wood colour:

Resistance against:
        - Oidium: high
        - Peronospora: very high
        - Botrytis: high, due to the very loose bunch structure
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        - Phomopsis:
        - Stem-atrophy:
        - Chlorosis:

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