The white grape variety (also Würzburg 48-21-4) is a new breed between Müller-Thurgau x Siegerrebe what was released by in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed. The cross was made in 1948 by the breeder Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) at the Bavarian State Institute for Wine, Fruit and Horticulture in Würzburg, The breeder named her after his favorite philosopher, the Spanish poet José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955). The variety protection was granted in 1981. By the way, the new breeds are with the same parents Muscabona. Tamara and Thekla emerged.
The early ripening vine is sensitive to spring frosts, prone to Botrytis and Verrieseln but resistant to both mildews, It produces flowery, rather low-acid white wines with a peach aroma. The variety is mainly in Germany (622 ha), as well as in England (18 ha) and Canada (29 ha) grown. In 2010, a total of 669 hectares were designated (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)