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Misket Varnenski

The white grape variety is a new breed between Dimyat x Riesling, Synonyms are Muscat de Varna and Muscat Varnenski. Due to the similarity of names, it may not be used with the variety Misket Vrachanski be confused. The cross was made in 1971 in Bulgaria by the breeder K. Stoev. The late ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis and wintry frost, It produces Riesling-like white wines, which are often included Riesling be blended. The variety is in Bulgaria cultivated mainly in the province of Varna in the east, as well as in the province of Ruse in the north. In 2010, 336 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Misket Varnanski - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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