Gutedel white

White variety - Gutedel white

  • General: This grape variety is considered one of the oldest cultural testimonies of all. At the turn of the millennium, the Markgräflerland celebrates "its" Gutedel and its 5,000 years of wine history, which presumably began in Egypt's Nile Delta. The variety is called "Chasselas" in western Switzerland and France and "Fendant" in Valais. This outlines the current cultivation areas with a total of 3,000 ha. In the 18th century, Margrave Friedrich von Baden introduced the variety via these routes to the area between Freiburg and the Swiss border and north to Saxony. In the Markgräfler Land, about 1,100 ha are planted with Gutedel, and in Saxony a symbolic 25 ha have been preserved through history.
  • Cluster: The grapes are large, elongated, also slightly shouldered and loose-berried. The large, round berries are green-yellow to brownish on the sunny side with thin, robust skin. The taste of the variety is juicy to crunchy sweet.
  • Wine: Chasselas is one of the more neutral varieties that, depending on the location and cellar master, can represent the soil characteristics well in terms of taste. Chasselas aims to cover the spectrum of light, digestible wines with low acidity that are a fresh and uncomplicated pleasure close to the vintage.
  • Cultivation: The Chasselas finds best conditions on fertile soil in a wind-protected location. Calcareous soils also suit it. Here it shows its characteristic vigorous growth, which is also accompanied by strong shoots.
Classic clones
  • Scho 2, Fr 36-5, Fr 32
  • D 26, D 50, D 136 S
  • Z 59-15, Z 59-22

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