The white grape is an interspecific new breed between Seyval blanc x Schuyler, Synonyms are Cayuga, Geneva White and New York 33-403. It was named after the North American Indian tribe of the Cayuga, which belongs to the Iroquois League. They are genes of Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1945 by the breeders John Einset and WB Robinson at the vine breeding institute of the Cornell University in Geneva in the state of New York. The variety protection was granted in 1972. The medium-maturing, very productive vine is prone to black rot, Wrong mildew and especially for anthracnose, It produces fruity, acidic white wines with lime flavor and subtle nutmeg, The variety is excellent for sparkling wines and is also suitable for the production of Eiswein used. It will be in the US states Illinois (8 ha), Indiana (6 ha), Iowa (1 ha), Kentucky (5 ha), Michigan. Missouri (15 ha), new York (156 ha), Pennsylvania (21 ha) and Virginia, as in Canada grown. In 2010, a total of 212 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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