The white grape variety (also Tsitronny Magaracha) is a complex new breed between Madeleine Angevine x (Magarach 124-66-26 = Rkatsiteli x Magarach 2-57-72 x Novoukrainsky Ranny = Dzhura Usyum (a table grape cross) x Csaba Gyöngye ). The crossing took place in 1978 at the Weinbauinstitut Magarach in the Crimea (Ukraine) by the breeder P. Ya. Golodriga. The early to medium-maturing, high yielding vine is resistant to frost to minus 25 degrees Celsius and generally against fungal diseases, According to her name, she produces white wines with aromas of citrus and peach, as well as subtle nutmeg, which are mainly used for blending. The variety is cultivated in Ukraine (110 ha) and in Russia in the area of Krasnador (307 ha).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)