Gwürztraminer Plants

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Gewurztraminer Plants

Origin

This variety corresponds to the rosé and aromatic mutation of Savagnin blanc B.

Synonymy

There is no officially recognized synonym in France for this variety.In the European Union, Gewurztraminer Rs can offically be called by other names: Diseci traminec (Slovenia), Roter Traminer (Germany, Austria), Clevner (Germany), Traminer (Germany, Austria, Bulgaria), Tramin cerveny (Czech Republic, Slovakia), Tramin (Czech Republic), Gelber Traminer (Austria), Traminer aromatico Rs (Italy) and Traminer roz (Romania).

Regulations

In France, Gewurztraminer Rs is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherands, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Use

Wine grape variety

Phenology

Bud burst: same as Chasselas.

Grape maturity: period I, 1 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.

Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production

This vine variety is fairly vigorous, moderately productive and sensitive to shot berries; it must be long pruned. Gewurztraminer Rs is rather demanding with regard to terroir (preferably marly), and is needless to say sensitive to the chlorosis. It is likewise sensitive to black stem. This relatively early vine variety is sometimes affected by spring frost but resists well againt winter frost.

Sensitivity to diseases and pests

Gewurztraminer Rs is somewhat sensitive to downy mildew, grape vine moths and to grey rot.

Technological potential

The clusters and the berries are small. Gewurztraminer Rs has good sugar accumulation potential and in favorable terroirs, produces excellent quality wines, moderately acidic, medium bodied, generous wines with powerful and particular aromas (rose, litchis). These aromas tend to become heavier and less eleganat in warm climatic zones.

Clonal selection in France

There are 8 approved Gewurztraminer Rs clones carry the numbers 47, 48, 643, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078 et 1079. Close to 140 clones have been set up in  a conservatory in Alsace in 1998.

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