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Cabernet Cortis

The red grape variety (also FR 437-82 r) is a new breed between Cabernet Sauvignon x ( Merzling x ( Zarya Severa x Muscat Ottonel )). In some sources, this is given in the form of Cabernet Sauvignon x Solaris; the variety later went from the father variety Solaris out. They are genes from Vitis amurensis. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1982 by Norbert Becker (1937-2012) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). By the way, the new breed is also with the same parents Cabernet Carol emerged. The early ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis and wrong mildew, but particularly prone to powdery mildew. It produces color-intensive, extract and tannin-rich red wines similar to Cabernet Sauvignon. In Germany it is grown on 28 hectares of vineyards. There are also small stocks in Italy. Denmark (3 ha) and in the Switzerland (2 ha).

Cabernet Cortis - grape and leaf

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