The white grape variety is a new breed between Riesling x Bukettrebe, Synonyms are Alzey p. 88, Dr. Wagnerrebe, Scheu 88, S-88, Scheu Riesling and seedling 88 as the second main name (in Austria). It was created in 1916 by the German breeder Justus Georg Shy (1879-1949) at the State Institute for Vine Breeding in Alzey (Rheinhessen). The bouquet vine was not made until 2012 DNA analysis identified at which the specified as the father variety Sylvaner turned out to be wrong. Experts can also be wrong, because Scheu had given a lecture in 1935 that the bouquet vine had not proven to be a successful partner.
Already in his lifetime one wanted to give this variety the name “Scheu's Liebling”; the breeder refused to do so. He called her seedling 88 (S-88). In the 3rd Reich it became Dr. Hesse-Nassau's then country farmer's guide. Richard Wagner named. After the Second World War, it was, so to speak, denazified and was called Seedling 88 again. It received its final name only after Scheu's death.
In addition to the variety Müller-Thurgau Scheurebe is one of the most successful German new varieties, The late ripening, productive vine is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces golden yellow white wines with fruity acidity and a Riesling-like, racy taste with aromas of tropical fruits and Cassis (black currants). It is mainly used for higher quality wines like Beerenauslesen or Trockenbeerenauslese used. In 2009 she occupied in Germany 1,655 and in Austria 398 hectares of vineyards. There are also other stocks in the Switzerland (5 ha), as well as overseas Canada (14 ha) and New Zealand (1 ha). In 2010, a total of 2,039 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)