Bukettraube is a white-wine variety resulting from a Silvaner and Schiava Rossa (Trollinger) crossing, selected by winegrower Sebastian Englert in Randersacker, Germany, around 1860. Despite its European origins, it hardly exists there today, and the most extensive plantings of the variety are now found in South Africa. The variety's susceptibility to powdery mildew has largely driven its demise in Europe.
Bukettraube ripens early, with good sugar and acid levels, although it does not age particularly well. It is best suited in the production of off-dry, sweet wines and dessert wines, thanks to its susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea.
Bukettraube is a highly aromatic grape with muscat-like notes, and floral and grapey. Flavors of peach, apricot and pears are most common in these wines.
Synonyms include: Bouquetraube, Bukettrebe, Buke, Bocksbeutel, Bouquet Blanc.
Related grape varieties include: Silvaner, Schiava Rossa.
Food matches include:
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