The red grape variety (also VB 91-26-17) is an interspecific new breed between Cabernet Sauvignon x unknown resistance partners. It is believed that it is a complex Cabernet Sauvignon x ( Sylvaner x ( Riesling x Vitis vinifera) x (JS 12417 x Chancellor )) as well as with the new varieties Cabernet Blanc and Pinotin is. Accordingly, genes would be of Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1991 by the breeder Valentin Blattner in Soyhières in the Swiss canton of Jura, the selection then in the nursery Freytag in the municipality of Neustadt / Lachen-Speyerdorf in Germany (Palatinate). The medium to late ripening hardy Vine is resistant to Botrytis and both mildews which is why they are considered PIWI Variety applies. It produces deep dark red wines with aromas Cassis (black currants) and black cherries. The variety is in small quantities in the Switzerland. Germany and Belgium grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)