The red variety is an interspecific new breed between Seyve Villard 12-417 (Seibel 6468 x Subereux ) x Seibel 7053 ( Chancellor ). It was named after the commune of Bougé-Chambalud in the Département Isère in southeastern France, where the breeder 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 of the American species Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii and Vitis rupestris such as Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1963 by the Frenchman Joannes Seyve (1900-1966) from the famous breeder family. The year is unknown, the variety was marketed much later in 1963. She was crossing partner in the two new breeds regent and St. Vincent,
The medium to late-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to both mildews and frost but vulnerable to drought and chlorosis, It is ideal for warm and humid conditions and frosty winters. The variety yields dark-colored, aromatic red wines without Foxton, After interim ban, it is officially approved in France since 2008 again. In 2010, she occupied here 725 hectares, especially at the Loire with a strongly decreasing trend (in the 1970s there were still 3,500 hectares). There were other stocks in Europe Madagascar, in Romania (1 ha) and in the Switzerland (3 ha). In overseas there was acreage in 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 (total 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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