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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.

Ortega - grape and leaf

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)

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