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Dakapo

The red grape variety is a new breed between Deckrot x Blue Portuguese, The crossing took place in 1972 in the research institute Geisenheim (Rheingau) by Dr. med. Helmut Becker (1927-1990). Externally, it is very similar to the fathers. The vine is resistant to frost and fungal diseases, The red-fleshed berries produce deep-dark red wines, which are excellent as teinturier (Deck wine) are suitable. The variety occupies in Germany (Baden, Rheinhessen, Pfalz) 58 hectares and in the Switzerland (Schaffhausen) 13 hectares of vineyards.

Grape Dakapo
From Dr. Joachim Schmid, FA Geisenheim , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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