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The red grape variety is an early maturing descendant of Blaufränkisch (Lemberger), which was discovered in the 1970s on the Amalienhof vineyard in Heilbronn in the German Württemberg wine region and subsequently selected by Gerhard Strecker (1929-2016). In 1976, around 200,000 seeds were sown from pomace residues. In a two-year selection process, 200 vines were selected and two of them were chosen which had a strong muscatel tone. The first trial plantings were made in 1983 and the first wine was made from them in 1991. Initially, the variety was called Muscat Lemberger, but a new name was sought to avoid any possible legal dispute. The Amalienhof Winery applied for plant variety protection under the new name "Blaue Amavitis". However, this was not accepted by the Bundessortenamt, and the variety was then officially registered in 2003 under the name "Wildmuskat". The vine produces purple-coloured red wines with a muscatel tone and soft tannins. In 2010 no stock was declared (Kym Anderson).

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