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Irsai Olivér

The white grape variety is a new breed between Pozsonyi x Csaba Gyöngye, Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Early Ripening Golden Grape ( England ); Muscat Oliver ( Germany. Croatia. Switzerland ); Zolotis, Zolotisti Ranij, Zolotistyi Rannii, Zolotistyi Ranniy ( Russia ); Tezyetisen Qizili Üzüm ( Turkey ); Aranylo, Aranylo Korai, Irsai Muskotaly, Irsay Olivér, Irsai Olivér Muskotaly, Irsay Olivér Muskotaly, Olivér Irsay ( Hungary ). The crossing took place in 1930 in Kecskemét (Hungary) by Pál Kocsis. The variety protection was granted in 1975. She was crossing partner of the new breeds Agni. Cserszegi Füszeres. Lena. Szirén and Zlata,

Irsai Olivér - grape and leaf

The early sprouting and ripening vine is sensitive to wintry frost, prone to real mildew and mites, but resistant to Botrytis, She brings golden yellow, aromatic white wines nutmeg for the rather quick enjoyment that is suitable for sparkling wine production. The variety is also called table grape used. She will be in Hungary especially in the regions Balaton (Lake Balaton) and Sopron grown on 1,090 hectares. There are further areas in the Slovakia (227 ha), Czech Republic (69 ha), Russia (24 ha) and in the Switzerland (5 ha). In 2010, a total vineyard area of 1,414 hectares was designated (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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