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The red grape is an early ripening offspring of Blaufränkisch (Lemberger), who in the 1970s at the winery Amalienhof in Heilbronn in the German wine-growing region Wuerttemberg discovered and subsequently selected by Gerhard Strecker (1929-2016). In 1976, the sowing of about 200,000 cores took place rape Catalyst residue. In a two-year selection 200 vines were selected and two of them were selected, which had a strong Muskatton. The first experimental plants were made in 1983, he first wine was pressed in 1991 from it. Initially, the variety was called Muscat-Lemberger, but a new name was sought to avoid any legal dispute. The winery Amalienhof reversed the request variety protection under the new name "Blue Amavitis". However, this was not accepted by the Bundessortenamt, the variety was officially approved in 2003 under the name "Wildmuskat". The vine yields purple red wines with one nutmeg and soft tannins, In 2010, no inventory was reported (Kym Anderson ).

Wild Muscat - grape

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