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Busuioacă de Bohotin

The white grape with reddish berries comes from Romania, Synonyms are Busuioacă Neagra, Busuioacă Vânată de Bohotin, Tamâioasa de Bohotin and Tamâioasa Violeta. She is not allowed with the variety Muscat Rouge de Madère (with the synonym Busuioacă de Bohotin), of which they were according to 2007 DNA analysis different. The variety was introduced around 1926/1928 by a professor Hogaş from Bohotin (Moldova). She points morphological Similarities with 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-ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews, but resistant to Botrytis and also against frost to minus 18 ° Celsius. She brings rosé-colored white wines nutmeg and aromas of basil (to which the name Busuioacă refers), roses and peaches, which are mainly semi-sweet and sweet expanded. The variety is mainly in the area Husi cultivated, where from her the brand wine of the same name is pressed. 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
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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