The red variety (also VB 91-26-17) is an interspecific new breed between Cabernet Sauvignon x unknown resistance partners. It is believed that this is a complex crossing Cabernet Sauvignon x ( Sylvaner x ( Riesling x Vitis vinifera) x (JS 12417 x Chancellor )) as well as in the new breeds Cabernet Blanc and Pinotin is. Accordingly, genes of Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1991 by the breeder Valentin Blattner in Soyhières in the Swiss canton of Jura, the selection then in the nursery Freytag in the town Neustadt / Lachen-Speyerdorf Germany (Pfalz). The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to frost. Botrytis and both mildews, It yields deep dark red wines with aromas Cassis (blackcurrants) and black cherries. The variety is in small quantities in the Switzerland. Germany and Belgium grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)