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Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is a very old grapevine variety most likely of Italian origin (region Alto Adige of Termeno). In all likelihood, it spread into France (Alsace) through Germany (Palatinato). The first references for its cultivation date back to the 10th century A.D., however it did not spread in the other viticultural areas of Europe until the 16th century. Gewürztraminer is a grapevine variety of polyclonal synthesis and grapevine variety Savarine is included among its clones (Galet 1985). Gewürztraminer is a typical grapevine variety of Alsace and the regions near the Rhine, and one of the most widely cultivated varieties following Riesling. It is cultivated in relatively small surface areas in the majority of wine-producing countries, such as France (2500 ha), Moldavia (4300 ha), Germany (800 ha), California (1000 ha), Australia (600 ha). In Greece, Gewürztraminer has been recently imported and its cultivation is recommended for Prefectures of Arkadia, Argolida, Achaia, Grevena, Ioannina, Kozani, Florina. Gewürztraminer is known with various synonyms, which seem to correspond to specific clones with the aromatic character less or more developed , such as Savagnin rose aromatique, Gentil rose aromatique (Alsace), Traminer musqué, Red Traminer (California), Traminer aromatico (Italy) and other names.

Classification Schemes

VITIS -
1293

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Ampelographic Description


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Genetic profile

Microsatellites VVS2 VVMD5 VrZAG62 VrZAG79 VVMD7 VVMD25 VVMD27 VVMD28 VVMD32
Source A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2
VIVC 151 151 234 240 188 194 245 251 243 257 249 249 190 190 236 240 240 272
IVD 151 151 231 237 188 194 245 251 243 257 250 250 189 189 237 239 241 273
Pl@nt Grape 149 149 229 236 188 194 246 252 243 257 248 248 186 186 233 235 239 271
SVMD 151 151 232 238 189 192 245 251 243 257 - - 189 189 - - - -

Relevant Publications

1. Natural process and use of natural matters in organic viticulture
Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Belgrade , 2010
2. Near infrared spectroscopy, cluster and multivariate analysis – contributions to wine analysis
Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment , 2006