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Goldburger

The white grape variety is a new variety between Orangetraube x Welschriesling. Synonyms are Klosterneuburg 16-8 and Orangeriesling. The cross was made by Dr. Friedrich Zweigelt (1888-1964) in 1922 at the Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut (Austria), which is indicated by the second part of the name. The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces full-bodied and extract-rich, rather neutral-tasting white wines with moderate acidity, which are predominantly vinified sweet. The variety is also used as table grape. It is cultivated in Austria in the wine-growing regions of Burgenland, Lower Austria, Styria and Wien. In 2017, the area under cultivation was 98 hectares with a strong downward trend (ÖWM-statistics). In Hungary, 0.3 hectares were reported in the Eger area in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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