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The red grape variety comes from the United States, Synonyms are Bacchus, Clinton Rose, Clinton, Plant of the Carmes, Plant Pouzin, Red Kilianer, Vorthington, Worthington and Zephirin. It is a natural interspecific cross between the species Vitis riparia x Vitis labrusca, The hybrid was founded in 1821 in the city of Clinton near Syracuse in the state new York Discovered and selected by student Hugh White. She was crossing partner in the new breeds Autuchon. Brant. canada. Cornucopia and Quassaic, five openly dimmed Are seedlings Bacchus Black. Blue from Selbach. Golden Clinton. Peabody and Vialla,

Clinton - grape and leaf

The early ripening, hardy Vine is extremely resistant to the phylloxera, as well as generally good against vine diseases. It produces dark colored, acid red wines with subtle Foxton, The variety is also called table grape as well as document used. Towards the end of the 19th century, the vine was after the phylloxera catastrophe in northern Italy and in the Italian Switzerland where it is still found today under the name Strawberry, Fragola or Uva Americano. In these countries are called simple consumer wines Americano and fragolino made from her. The variety is common in the northeastern United States and is also found in Brazil grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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