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Siegerrebe  (originally known as Az 7957)

Mother: Madeleine Angevine
Father: Gewürztraminer
One of the varieties produced in the breeding program of Georg Scheu, prior to 1930.
Heinz Scheu (son of Georg) later put on record that it was not a controlled crossing but in fact a freely pollinated seedling of Madeleine Angevine.

Year of breeding: 1929
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Landesanstalt für Rebenzüchtung, Alzey
Number of clones:

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 1958
Area planted in Germany in 1986: 259 hectares
Area planted in England (as at August 2004): 

Wine Character - colour: 
                      - bouquet: intense muscat aroma is obtrusive so best blended.
                      - palate: 

  siegerrebe  photo from

Time of bud-burst: middle-late

Shoot tip: 
Strength of growth: medium-strong
Growth of side-shoots:

Leaf: - size: medium-small                - shape: 
        - colour: 
        - surface undulation:                - petiolar sinus: 

Flowering time: late
Flowering strength: low

Grape bunch: - size:                        - density: loose
Berries:        - size: medium-large     - shape: round
                   - skin colour: red-pink-brown

Time of veraison: 
Time of harvest: very early
Its strong muscat aroma makes it very attractive to wasps, which eat a lot of the grapes.

Grape yield: low to very low
Must-weight: high to very high
Must-acidity: very low

Wood ripening: 
Winter hardiness: 
Wood colour: yellow-brown, short internodes.

Chlorosis resistance: medium
Susceptibility to - Oidium:                             - Peronospora: 
                       - Botrytis: medium                - Roter Brenner: 
                       - Phomopsis:                        - Stem-atrophy: 

Preferred soil: 
Suitable rootstocks: SO4 and Binova, or 5C in fresh soils. 125AA and 5BB are not suitable.

Normal stem height: 0.6 to 0.7m
Normal row spacing: 1.8 to 2.0m
Vine spacing in the row: 1.0 to 1.3m

Winter Pruning:      eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.

Advantages: Very early ripening, high must-weight, strong pleasant bouquet. A special wine.

Disadvantages: Low flowering strength leads to coulure or millerandage in poor weather at flowering time. Low yield, low acidity. Eaten by wasps, bees and birds. Susceptible to chlorosis.