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Busuioacă de Bohotin

The white grape variety with reddish berries comes from Romania, Synonyms are Busuioacă Neagra, Busuioacă Vânată de Bohotin, Tamâioasa de Bohotin and Tamâioasa Violeta. It must not be with the variety Muscat Rouge de Madère (with the synonym Busuioacă de Bohotin), from which they occurred in 2007 DNA analysis different. The variety was introduced around 1926/1928 by a professor Hogaş from Bohotin (Moldova). She points morphological Similarities to the Tamâioasa Romaneasca (Romanian for Muscat Blanc ) on; presumably it is a color mutation (in the picture Muscat Noir).

Busuioacă de Bohotin (Muscat Noir) - grape and leaf

The medium maturing vine is susceptible to both mildews but resistant to Botrytis and also against frost to minus 18 ° Celsius. She produces rose-colored white wines nutmeg and aromas of basil (to which the Busuioacă part of the name refers), roses and peaches, which are mainly semi-sweet and sweet. The variety is mainly in the field Husi grown where the branded wine of the same name is made from it. In 2010, a total of 268 hectares of vineyards were designated in Romania (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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