The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Seyve Villard 12-417 (Seibel 6468 x Subereux ) x Seibel 7053 ( Chancellor ). It was named after the municipality of Bougé-Chambalud in the Isère department in south-eastern France, where the grower owned a vineyard. Synonyms are 26-205 Joannes Seyve, Chambourcine, Chamboursin, John Saym, Joannes Seyve 26-205, JS 26-205, Shambursen and Zhoan Seiv 26-205. They are genes from the American species Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii and Vitis rupestris such as Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1963 by the Frenchman Joannes Seyve (1900-1966) from the famous breeder family. The year is unknown, but the variety was only marketed much later in 1963. She was a crossing partner in the two new varieties regent and St. Vincent,
The medium to late ripening, productive vine is resistant to both mildews and frost but susceptible to drought and chlorosis, It is excellent for warm, humid conditions and frosty winters. The variety produces dark-colored, aromatic red wines without Foxton, After a temporary ban, it has been officially approved in France since 2008. In 2010 it occupied 725 hectares of vineyards, mainly on the Loire with a rapidly declining trend (in the 1970s there were still 3,500 hectares). There were further stocks in Europe Madagascar, in Romania (1 ha) and in the Switzerland (3 ha). There was acreage in overseas Australia. Canada (54 ha), New Zealand (4 ha) and surprisingly Vietnam, as well as in the US states Arkansas. Illinois. Indiana. Michigan. Missouri. new York. North Carolina. Ohio. Pennsylvania and Virginia (a total of 311 ha). The total global area in 2010 was 1,097 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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