Muscat de Hambourg
Based on published genetic analyses, this variety was produced by crossbreeding Muscat d’Alexandrie B and Frankenthal N.
There is no officially recognized synonym for this variety in France. In the European Union, Muscat de Hambourg N can officially be called by other names: Black Muscat (Cyprus), Hamburgi muskotály (Hungary), Muscat of Hamburg (Cyprus), Moschato Ambourgou (Cyprus), Moscatel de Hamburgo (Spain, Portugal), Moscatel Negro (Spain), Moscato d’Amburgo (Italy, Malta), Muscat Hamburg (Malta), Moschato Amvourgou N (Greece), Muscat de Hamburg (Romania), Muskat de Hamburg (Bulgaria), Muscat trolinger (Bulgaria), Muskat-Trollinger (Germany).
This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Germany, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, and Romania.
Wine and table grape variety
- Bud burst: 1 day before Chasselas.
- Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
- This variety has moderate to strong vigor with horizontal growth or semi-trailing.
- The vines must be carefully trained and preferably planted in moderately fertile soil.
- Muscat de Hambourg N is likewise rather sensitive to black stem.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
- Muscat de Hambourg N is sensitive to oidium, downy mildew, phomopsis in addition to mites and vine catepillars.
- On the other hand, it is not very sensitive to grey rot.
- The grape clusters are moderate to large and the berries are moderate to large size with a moderately thick skin and muscaté flavor pulp.
- Muscat de Hambourg N has good storage capacity and moderate capacity for being transported.
- Muscat de Hambourg N has low sugar and color potential.
- This variety can likewise be used to make still wine, sparkling wine and grape juice.
Clonal selection in Multiplication
Muscat de Hambourg N clones 202.