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 from Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1953 by the breeders John Einset, Bruce Reich and Robert Pool at the Institute of Vine Breeding Cornell University in Geneva (New York State). The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to frost to minus 26 ° Celsius, but moderately susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis,
It produces fruity, rather low-alcohol white wines with emphasized acidity, which are suitable for sparkling wine production. The variety is grown in many U.S. 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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