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De Chaunac

The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Seibel 5163 x Seibel 793. Synonyms are Cameo, Chaunac and Seibel 9549. They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid took place in France by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). It was made in honor of the French oenologist Adhémar de Chaunac (1896 - ????) named. The early ripening, productive vine is resistant to frost and generally against vine diseases. It produces fruity, tannic red wines. The variety is rarely grown in France. But she was successful in Canada introduced, where 39 hectares are planted mainly in the provinces 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 were shown with a decreasing tendency (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

De Chaunac - grape and leaf

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

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