Winegrowers Supplies -  Vine variety information

Calardis Musqué (originally known as Gf. Ga-47-42)

Mother: Bacchus
Father: Seyval

A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

Year of breeding: 1964
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Rebenzüchtung Geilweilerhof, Siebeldingen/Rheinpfalz
Number of clones: 0

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 2018

Area planted in Germany:

Area planted in England: none

Wine Character:
        - white, full-bodied
        - bouquet: exotic aromas such as mango, passion fruit and gooseberry
        - palate: lively ripe acidity and a nutmeg muscat tone, sometimes reminiscent of Gewürztraminer.
The wines are usually the highest rated white wines in blind tastings at Geilweilerhof. The consistently high quality of the wines over the years should be emphasized.


photo by Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, Germany.

Time of bud-burst: early-middle, a few days before Müller-Thurgau

Strength of growth: medium-strong, upright
Growth of side-shoots: low to average

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        - size: like Riesling but less compact
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        - size: small, like Riesling
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Time of veraison:
Time of harvest: middle, around the same time as Müller-Thurgau.

Grape yield:
Must-weight: very high, well above Müller-Thurgau.
Must-acidity: medium, a little higher than Müller-Thurgau.

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Resistance against:
        - Oidium: medium
        - Peronospora: medium
        - Botrytis: medium
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        - Phomopsis: high
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Winter Pruning:      eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.

Advantages: A very interesting variety, high quality wine, reasonable resistance against mildews.