The red grape variety is a complex interspecific new variety Seibel 5163 (Seibel 2510 x Gaillard 2 ) x Seibel 5593 (Seibel 880 x Seibel 4202). Synonyms are Chelois Noir, S 10-878 and Seibel 10-878. The crossing of the hybrid was done by the French breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). They are genes from Vitis aestivalis. Vitis cinerea. Vitis labrusca. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. Among other things, the two varieties were Afus Ali and vivarais involved. By the way, the same parent is also the variety Soleil Blanc emerged. Chelois was a crossing partner in the two new varieties Ventura and Vincent,
The early ripening, productive vine is resistant to both mildews, however sensitive to wintry frost, It produces spicy red wines or rosé wines with a cherry aroma, often with Chancellor or Chambourcin be blended. In France At the end of the 1950s, it was still represented on around 900 hectares, but the stock has extremely reduced due to the interim EU hybrid ban. Today she is in Canada, as well as in the US states Missouri. new York and Pennsylvania grown.
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)