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Misket Cherven

The white grape with pink berries comes from Bulgaria; the name means red nutmeg or red misket. Synonyms are Karlovski Misket, Kimionka, Misket Siv, Misket Starozagorski, Misket Sungurlarski, Misket Tcherven, Miskete Tcherven, Sinja Temenuga, Sinya Temenuga, Songurlarski Misket and Yuzhnobalgarski Cherven Misket. She may despite morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Misket Varnenski or Misket Vrachansky be confused. There are no family ties to other Bulgarian Misket (Muscat) varieties. She was crossing partner of the new breeds Misket Sungurlarsky and Orfej, color mutations are Misket Rozov (coppery red berries) and Misket Byal (white berries).

The late-ripening vine is extremely resistant to frost and Botrytis but vulnerable to both mildews, It produces simple, rather low-acid white wines with grapey aroma and is also used as a table grape. The variety is widespread in Bulgaria, mainly in the provinces of Burgas, Haskovo, Plovdiv and Sliven. It is common with the varieties Dimyat. Rkatsiteli or Riesling blended. In 2010, 4,159 hectares were recorded in Bulgaria. In the world varieties ranking she occupies 122th place.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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