The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Jaeger 70 ( Munson ) x unknown Vitis vinifera. Synonyms are Contassot 20, Couderc 71-20 and Plant Verni. They are genes from Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The hybrid was discovered in the late 19th century by Eugène Contassot and the vine grower Georges Couderc (1850-1928), who selected them and further processed them. It was later named in honor of Couderc. The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to both mildews but prone to chlorosis, It produces alcohol-rich, dark-colored red wines with a distinctive currant aroma ( Cassis ). At the beginning of the 20th century, it was widespread in France and occupied around 27,000 hectares of vines in the 1950s. Then it became due to the aggressive taste cleared, The stock is in France shrunk to 207 hectares. In Brazil but it is very popular and occupies 2,477 hectares here. It is also said to have a small inventory in the US state Missouri give. In 2010, a total of 2,684 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)