The red variety (also Andrea, Semenac A 16-76) is a new breed between Blaufränkisch x St. Laurent, You must not with the table grape Andre be confused. The crossing took place in 1960 by Jaroslav Horák in Velke Pavlovice in the Czechoslovakia, It was named in honor of the naturalist Christian Carl André (1763-1831), the founder of the Association for the Promotion of Fruit and Wine Breeding in Brno. The variety protection was granted in 1980. With the same parents (but vice versa crossing direction ) is also the sort Zweigelt emerged. André was subsequently crossing partners in the new breeds Agni and Rubinet,
The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to Botrytis and wintery frost, The thick-skinned berries yield full-bodied, astringent Red wines with blackberry flavor that are good for Barrique suitable. The variety is in Czech Republic cultivated mainly in Moravia; the acreage covers 261 hectares. In the Slovakia it is cultivated on 211 hectares. There is also a small stock in Germany in the growing area Saale-Unstrut with 5 hectares. The variety occupied in 2010 a total of 477 hectares of vineyards (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012