The red variety is a new breed between Bastardo ( Trousseau Noir x Saperavi, Synonyms are Bastard de Magaraci, Bastardo Magarach, Bastardo Magaratchskii, Bastardo Magaratchsky, Bastard of Magaratsch, Magarat (s) ch 217 and Magarach Bastardo. The crossing took place in 1949 at the Weinbauinstitut Magarach in Crimea ( Ukraine ) by the breeders N. Paponov and V. Zotov. The variety protection was granted in 1969. The vine is resistant to both mildews and drought, It is mainly used as a blend, z. B. from the winery Solnechnaya Dolina on the Crimea, The variety is in Moldova (1,040 ha), Romania. Russia and in the Ukraine (1,330 ha) cultivated. In 2010, 2,370 hectares of vineyards were recorded (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)