The white grape variety (also Geneva White, GW 09, New York 45-010) is an interspecific new breed between Seyval blanc x Chardonnay, They are genes of Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1953 by the breeders John Einset, Bruce Reich and Robert Pool at the vine breeding institute of the Cornell University in Geneva (New York State). The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost to minus 26 degrees Celsius, but moderately prone to both mildews and Botrytis,
It produces fruity, rather low-alcohol white wines with pronounced acid, which are suitable for the production of sparkling wines. The variety is grown in many US states; these are Arkansas. Illinois (27 ha), Iowa (3 ha), Indiana (28) Kentucky (7 ha), Michigan. Missouri (77 ha), new York. North Carolina. Ohio (2 ha), Pennsylvania and West Virginia, In 2010, a total of 144 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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