wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Ortega

The white grape variety (Breeding No. Würzburg B 48-21-4) is a new cross between Müller-Thurgau x Siegerrebe, which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. The cross was made in 1948 by the breeder Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Würzburg. The breeder named it after his favourite philosopher, the Spanish poet José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955). Plant variety protection was granted in 1981. Incidentally, the same parents also produced the three new varieties Muscabona, Tamara and Thekla. The early-ripening vine is sensitive to spring frosts, susceptible to botrytis and trickling, but resistant to both types of powdery mildew. It produces flowery, rather low-acid white wines with peach aroma and is also used as table grape. The variety is mainly grown in Germany (440 ha), as well as smaller quantities in England (24 ha), Canada (26 ha) and Switzerland (0.2 ha). In 2016, a total of 532 hectares of vineyard area were designated (Kym Anderson).

Voices of our members

Thorsten Rahn

The Wine lexicon helps me to keep up to date and refresh my knowledge. Thank you for this Lexicon that will never end in terms of topicality! That's what makes it so exciting to come back often.

Thorsten Rahn
Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,381 Keywords · 46,990 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,715 Pronunciations · 202,577 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU

PREMIUM PARTNERS