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De Chaunac

The red variety is an interspecific new breed between Seibel 5163 x Seibel 793. Synonyms are Cameo, Chaunac and Seibel 9549. They are genes of Vitis labrusca. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in France by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). It was in honor of the French oenologist Adhémar de Chaunac (1896 - ????) named. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost and generally against vine diseases. It produces fruity, tannin-rich red wines. The variety is hardly cultivated in France. But she was successful in Canada where 39 hectares are planted mainly in the province of Ontario and Québec. There are also other stocks in the US states new York (31 ha), Iowa (1 ha), Kentucky (0.5 ha) and Pennsylvania, In 2010, a total of 91 hectares of vineyards with decreasing trend were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

De Chaunac - grape and leaf

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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