The white grape variety is an interspecific new breeding between Florida D 6-148 x Cardinal, Synonyms are Blanc Dubois and Florida H18-37. It was named after the French winemaker Émile Dubois, prominent in Florida in the 19th century. They are genes of Vitis aestivalis. Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid was done in 1968 by John A. Mortensen at the University of Florida ( United States ). The very early ripening vine 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, This is mainly used for sparkling wines and wines in Port wine style. The variety is well suited for humid, climatic conditions in the US Gulf States Florida. Georgia. Louisiana. South Carolina and Texas (28 ha) cultivated. In 2010, however, only a stock was reported for Texas (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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