Schönburger

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Schönburger
Grape (Vitis)
Schoenburger Weinsberg 20080927.jpg
Schönburger in Weinsberg
Color of berry skin Rose
Species Vitis Vinifera
Also called Schoenburger
Origin Germany
Notable regions Germany, UK and USA
Notable wines Varietal wine

Schönburger, also spelled Schoenburger, or Schonburger is a variety of grape, formally designated Geisenheim 15-114, a crossing developed at Geisenheim Institute for Grape Breeding in Germany, and released in 1979, of Pinot noir x (Chasselas x Muscat Hamburg).[1]

It is grown now in Germany, as well as in England where it is gaining popularity in the early 2000s and is "authorized".[2] It can also be found in British Columbia Canada,[3] and in western Washington state,[4] western Oregon state,[5] USA. A common feature of these areas is a cool climate, often maritime influenced.

This is a reliable early-ripening grape,[6] though is susceptible to powdery mildew.[7]

The wine produced is typically a soft while full and fruity white.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winegrape Glossary
  2. ^ English Wines - English Culture
  3. ^ :. British Columbia Grapegrowers Association .:
  4. ^ Wine Grapes
  5. ^ Sineann Winery
  6. ^ http://www.mtvernon.wsu.edu/frt_hort/winegrapes04.htm
  7. ^ Grape Powdery Mildew