Which PIWI grape varieties are there and how does PIWI wine taste?

Haven't for a long time Insider tip in the wine world more, the PIWIs come out of their shadowy existence.

There are now a large number of new varieties that produce very different wines with their own character and aroma profiles. The journey of discovery is exciting and full of new taste experiences.

Here we collect information about the PIWI vines for you. The requirements are becoming more and more extensive, which is why the database is currently being realigned. Please be patient. You can of course already get a small overview.

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Souvignier gris
Crossing:Seyval blanc x Zähringer
Synonyms:FR 392-83 / 1983
Origin:State Wine Institute Freiburg, Germany

Sensory description
Souvignier Gris can be developed as a neutral, full-bodied, juicy wine type through to distinctly fruity, thiol-influenced wines with stable acidity. (WBI)

Variety characteristics
Must weight: 85 - 105° Oe Must acidity: 6.5-8.0 g/l

The variety was bred in 1983 by Norbert Becker at the State Viticulture Institute in Freiburg. Cabernet Sauvignon (mother) and Bronner (father) were originally assumed as parent varieties. A genome analysis commissioned by the WBI Freiburg in 2019 clearly showed that the mother variety is Seyval Blanc and the father is the Zähringer variety.