The red grape variety (also Chancellor Noir, Seibel 7053) is an interspecific new breed between Seibel 5163 (Seibel 2510 x Gaillard 2 ) x Seibel 880 (Couderc 28-112 x Seibel 2003). They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). The variety was very popular in France (especially on the Rhône) and occupied 40,000 hectares. After the EU banned hybrid vines, the areas were abandoned or cleared. It was (often under Seibel 7053) crossing partner in the new breeds Accent. Allegro. bolero. Breidecker. Cabernet Cantor. Chambourcin. Corot Noir. Garonnet. Geisenheim 318-57. hibernal. principal. Rainha. Sao Roque. Villard Noir,
The early ripening vine is resistant to frost but very vulnerable to both mildews, It produces dark-colored, spicy red wines. The variety is used in the United States Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Michigan (14 ha in 2006), Nebraska, new York (19 ha in 2006), North Carolina and Pennsylvania, as in Canada (4 ha in 2008) cultivated.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)