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Beichun

The red variety (also Bei Chun) is an interspecific new breed between Muscat d'Hamburg x Amurensis ( Vitis amurensis ruprecht ). The intersection of hybrid took place in 1954 at the Northern Chinese Viticultural Institute near Beijing with the participation of German experts. Other varieties with the same parents were Beimei, Beihong and Beiquan. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to both mildews, but resistant to drought and frost, It produces ruby ​​red, fresh red wines with soft tannins, The variety is mainly used for sweet dessert wines and the distillation and is also called table grape used. The very successful variety is in China It has been widely cultivated around Beijing in the provinces of Hebei, Henan, Lianoning and Shandong in the northeast of the country. The acreage in 2010 totaled around 7,000 hectares.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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