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Muscat Ottonel

The white grape comes from France. It was created in France in 1839 in Angers by Jean-Pierre Vibert (1777-1866) seedling selected and then approved by M. Robert for cultivation in 1852 (see also under Moreau-Robert ). It was named after a certain H. Ottonel, although the reason is unknown. Synonyms alphabetically grouped by country are Muscat Otonel ( Bulgaria ); Nutmeg Ottonel ( Germany ); Chasselas Saint Fiacre, Muscat Ottonel, Muscat Ottonel Blanc ( France ); Moscato Ottonel ( Italy ); Nutmeg Otonel Bijeli ( Croatia ); Gourmet White Nutmeg Ottonel ( Austria ); Tamîioasa Ottonel ( Romania ); Nutmeg Ottonel ( Slovenia ); Muscadel Ottonel ( South Africa ); Ottonel Muskotály ( Hungary ).

Nutmeg Ottonel - grape and leaf

According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Chasselas x Muscat d'Eisenstadt ( Ingram's Muscat ); the one formerly known as the father variety Muscat Précoce de Saumur has proven wrong. By the way, the new breed is also with the same parents Muscat St. Laurent emerged. Muskat-Ottonel was a crossing partner of the new varieties Aletta. Aromera. Cabernet Cantor. Cabernet Carol. Cabernet Cortis. Queen Elisabeth. Mamaia. Mátrai Muskotály and Muskát Moravský,

The early ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis and tends to Verrieseln, It produces greenish-yellow, spicy white wines with a low alcohol content with a citrus aroma and intense nutmeg, Nutmeg Ottonel is one of them bouquet places and is also a popular one table grape, In Austria she occupied 360 hectares of vineyards in 2009 with a downward trend and is also happy for noble sweet Wines used.

There was further acreage in the European countries Germany (12 ha), Bulgaria (3,236 ha), France in Alsace (165 ha), Moldova (1,520 ha), Romania (3,641 ha), Russia (34 ha), Switzerland (4 ha), Slovakia (48 ha), Czech Republic (60 ha) and Hungary (1,232 ha). The variety was in overseas Canada. South Africa. United States (New York) and Uruguay (7 ha) represented. In 2010, it occupied a total of 10,234 hectares of vineyards with a downward trend (ten years earlier it was 12,259 hectares). It thus demonstrated in the worldwide varieties ranking Rank 68.

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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