The red grape variety is a new breed between Pinot Noir x complexion ( Complexion of Cher ). This was done by in 2012 DNA analysis approved. SYonyms are FR 71-39 and Freiburg 71-39. The name is a Germanization of the Latin color (color), which refers to the color strength. The crossing took place in 1938 at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg) by the breeder Dr. John carpenter (1907-1998) who variety protection was granted in 1974. The variety is a parent of the new breed Accent,
The late ripening vine has red flesh instead of gray or colorless. The pigments are present in the entire plant tissue, which is why they also change color leaves relatively early red. It produces dark and bright red wines and is considered teinturier (Dye grape) used. Kolor, however, became the more colorful varieties in Germany Dornfelder and dark fields repressed; in 2009, no more stocks were shown. In New Zealand in 2010 she occupied two hectares with a stagnating tendency (Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)