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Misket Cherven

The white grape variety 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. In spite of morphological No similarities with the varieties Misket Varnenski or Misket Vrachanski be confused. There are also no family ties to other Bulgarian misket (nutmeg) varieties. It was a crossing partner of the new varieties Misket Sungurlarski and Orfej, color mutations are Misket Rozov (copper 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 a grape-like 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 often used with the varieties Dimyat. Rkatsiteli or Riesling blended. In 2010, 4,159 hectares were recorded in Bulgaria. In the worldwide varieties ranking it ranks 122th.

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

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