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The white grape variety is a new breed between ( Sylvaner x Riesling x Müller-Thurgau What was published in 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed. Incidentally, the same parent is also the variety Grando emerged. The variety was named after the Greek wine god Bacchus named. Synonyms are Bacchus White, Early Scheurebe, Geilweilerhof 33-29-133 and GF. 33-29-133. The crossing took place in 1933 by the breeder Peter Morio (1887-1960) and Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) at the Institute of Vine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen-Palatinate. The variety protection was granted in 1972. The variety was crossing partner in the five new breeds Birstal nutmeg. Phoenix. Reselle. Sirius and Staufer,

Bacchus - grape and leaf

The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces aromatic, rather low-acid white wines with elderberry aromas and subtle nutmeg, the Sauvignon Blanc resemble. These are often used for blending with Müller-Thurgau. in 2009, the variety in Germany 1,977 hectares. The trend is falling sharply, ten years ago there were still 3,000. There are also stocks in Austria. England (116 ha), Switzerland (2 ha), Czech Republic. Japan (25 ha) and Canada (21 ha). In 2010, a total of 2,114 hectares of vineyards were recorded. Bacchus is synonymous but synonymous with the North American hybrid variety Clinton,

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

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