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Blanc Du Bois

The white grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Florida D 6-148 x Cardinal, Synonyms are Blanc Dubois and Florida H18-37. It was named after the French winemaker Émile Dubois, who was prominent in Florida in the 19th century. They are genes from Vitis aestivalis. Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1968 by John A. Mortensen at the University of Florida ( United States ). The vine ripens very early and is resistant to Pierce Disease and wrong mildew but prone to black rot and anthracnose, It produces aromatic white wines without Foxton with citrus flavors and subtle nutmeg, These are mainly used for sparkling wines and wines in port style. The variety best suited to humid, climatic conditions is found in the US Gulf States Florida. Georgia. Louisiana. South Carolina and Texas (28 ha) cultivated. In 2010, however, only a population was shown for Texas (Kym Anderson ).

Blanc du Bois - grape and leaf

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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