Concerto has quickly become the ‘benchmark variety’ for the malting and distilling industry since its introduction in 2009, producing high yields of malting quality grain, suitable for the majority of outlets in the UK.
Concerto has shown a consistency of yield in both seasonal and regional trials data. A relatively taller variety with good agronomic attributes and its dual use market opportunities, have secured its position on-farm with growers.
Concerto has good physical grain quality with a very high hot water extract and low grain nitrogen. A non-GN producer which has shown high malt extract and spirit yield in commercial bulks. Carries approval from the IBD (Institute of Brewing & Distilling) for brewing & distilling, as well as by CBMO (the French equivalent), giving export potential.