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Queen Elizabeth

The white grape variety is a new variety between Duc de Buccleugh (Muscat d'Alexandrie - open-pollinated) x Ezeréves Magyarország Emléke (Millennium Grape). Synonyms are Erzsébet Királyné Emléke, Erzsébet Szoeloe, Mathiász 165, Memory of Queen Elizabeth, Regina Elisabetta and Souvenir de la Reine Elisabeth. The cross was made by János Mathiász (1838-1921) in 1870, who was an ardent admirer of the Austrian Empress or Hungarian Queen Elizabeth (1837-1898). On the occasion of her 50th birthday in 1887, "Sisi" was served a wine from it (interestingly, she did not like wine at all). The variety was a crossing partner of the new variety Pölöskei Muskotaly. It is mainly used as table grape. As a wine grape, it produces golden-yellow white wines with a muscat tone. The variety is cultivated at the Leopold Auer winery in the Austrian Kamptal and a grape spirit is produced. No stock was reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson).

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