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The white grape variety is a very complex, interspecific new breed between Seibel 788 ( Sicily x Clairette Dorée Ganzin ) x Seibel 29 ( Munson x Vinifera). It was named after the Roman goddess of dawn. Synonyms are Aurora, Feri Szölö, Financ Szölö, Redei and Seibel 5279. They are genes from Vitis aestivalis. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). It was a crossing partner of the new varieties reflex. reform and Tissier Ravat,

Aurore - bunch of grapes and leaf

The very early ripening, productive variety is resistant to the wrong people mildew but prone to Botrytis and black rot, It produces low-alcohol, acid-stressed white wines with a relatively neutral taste and possibly a subtle one Foxton, These are also suitable for sparkling wine production. The variety was in earlier France widespread, but no longer relevant there. The variety is in the United States almost exclusively in the Finger Lakes in the state new York grown on 267 hectares. Tiny stocks are also available in Kentucky, In 2010, a total of 268 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

There are three more new varieties under the name Aurora,

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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