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And the winning vine is: Siegerrebe

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Siegerrebe the winning vine.


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According to its etymology, from german Siegerrebe means literally: winning vine.

With just a few synonyms, compare to other varietals, like:  Zuchtnummer Az 7957, Scheu 7957, Seegerrebe and Sieger. It was created or discovered in Germany in 1929 by Georges Alzey Scheu. His son Heinz said the crossing was obtained by pollination and not a crossover fashion.

This crossing is from the mother Madeleine Angevine and the father Gewürztraminer.

The berry has aromatic flavor and musky taste of spicy grapefruit from his father and its mother lemony acidity. It also develops aromas of pear and turmeric.

Sometimes planted without rootstock as the San Juan Vineyards, but those recommended are Binova and SO4, or 5C in cooler soils.

Because he's too fragrant and it lacks acidity, it is best combined with other varietals or made in late harvest. It is sometimes used in Germany for the Federweisser, which is fermented wort up to 4-5% alcohol.

Its berry is pink to red, of medium size and spherical shape. Like her mother, it is early maturing 2 weeks before the Chasselas. Like her mother also, it is subject to damage caused by wasps and millerandage at the time of flowering. Moreover it is very resistant to chlorosis. It dies at -25.8 0 C.

Widely spread in Germany on 110 hectares in 2006 (256 in 1986), England, British Columbia in Canada and Washington State in the U.S.A.. It grows well in cool climates and is legally recommended in areas of Germany Trier, Koblenz, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Saarland.

It is a good match to Asian dishes such as curries.