The white grape variety 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 from Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was carried out in 1945 by the breeders John Einset and WB Robinson at the Grape Breeding Institute Cornell University in Geneva, New York. The variety protection was issued in 1972. The medium-ripening, very productive vine is susceptible to black rot, Wrong mildew and especially for anthracnose, It produces fruity, acidic white wines with a lime aroma and subtle nutmeg, The variety is excellent for sparkling wines and is also used for the production of Eiswein used. It is used in the United 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 shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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