The white grape is an interspecific cross between Taylor x Martha? (open blanched Concord seedling ). Synonyms are Rommel's N. 1 and Taylor's seedling N. 1. It may not be with the strain Noah confused with parent Taylor. They are genes of Vitis labrusca. Vitis riparia and Vitis vinifera contain. The hybrid was in the year 1860 in Missouri selected by Jakob Rommel. She was crossing partner in the new breed Ventura, The medium-maturing, very productive vine is resistant to winter frost and wrong mildew but prone to Botrytis, By her good phylloxera resistance she is often called direct carrier (uncultivated) cultivated. It produces acidic white wines with pronounced Foxton
There are stocks in the United States in the two states new York and Pennsylvania (in total 255 ha) as well as in Canada (8 ha). In Austria (Burgenland) it is one of the varieties for the local specialty Uhudler (no registration). In the vine museum of Franz Leth (Fels in Lower Austria), there are also a few vines. In 2010, a total of 263 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)