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Thorkes

Synonymous with the grape variety Müller-Thurgau; look there.

This white grape variety is a new breed between Riesling x Madeleine Royale. Some synonyms point to the parenthood of Riesling x Sylvaner, which was wrongly assumed for a long time. Within the EU those names are no longer permitted which refer to it, such as Riesling-Sylvaner. The most important are Müller-Thurgau Rebe, Müller Thurgau Weiß(Germany); Müller-Thurgau Blanc(France); Uva di Lauria(Italy); Riesling-Silvaner, Riesling x Silvaner, Riesling-Sylvaner(New Zealand, Switzerland); Rivaner(Austria, Luxembourg), Rizlingszilvani(Hungary), Rizvanac, Rizvanac Bijeli(Croatia); Rizanec, Rizvanec(Slovenia); Muller Thurgau White(USA).

Because of its characteristics it is a popular crossbreeding partner for new varieties. These are among others Albalonga, Arnsburger, Bacchus, Diana (1), Faberrebe, Floriánka, Fontanara, Gloria, Goldriesling (2), Grando, Gutenborner, Helios (1), Hildegardistraube, Kanzler, Mariensteiner, Markant, Medea, Mília, Montagna, Muscabona, Muscat Bleu, Optima, Ortega, Pálava, Perle, Rabaner, Regner, Reichensteiner, Schantlrebe, Septimer, Tamara, Thekla, Thurling and Würzer. Two mutations are Findling (formerly ripening) and Red Müller-Thurgau (berry colour).

Müller-Thurgau - Weintraube und Blatt

The determination of parenthood dragged on for decades, until in 1996 the paternity of the Silvaner, which was doubted again and again anyway, proved to be wrong. The breeder was the Swiss Dr. Hermann Müller-Thurgau (1850-1927) from Tägerwilen in the canton of Thurgau. He worked at the Royal Institute for Fruit and Viticulture in Geisenheim (Rheingau) from...

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