Souvignier gris

Der Souvignier gris ist eine pilzwiderstandsfähige Sorte, gezüchtet von Norbert Becker, und lässt sich überwiegend in der Steiermark finden. Ihr hoher Ertrag macht Traubenausdünnung notwendig.

A picture shows grapes from the grape variety Souvignier gris, © HBLA Klosterneuburg
© HBLA Klosterneuburg

Important ampelographic features:
Leaf: pentagonal with five lobes. Petiole closed to slightly overlapping
Grape cluster: medium large, loose to very loose grapes, cylindrical with small secondary wings; round to oval berries with red skin and a neutral flavour

Ripening: early to middle

Significance, conditions: Souvignier Gris is one of the PIWI-types – the fungus-resistant varieties – and is thus strongly resistant against oidium and Peronospora. Its loose foliage and robust grape skin also protect against rot in areas with copious rainfall.

Wine: the wines exhibit a neutral aroma, are rich in extract, powerful and substantial, somewhat reminiscent of Pinot Gris.