The red grape variety is a new breed between Pinot Noir x Teinturier ( Teinturier du Cher ). This was done by in 2012 DNA analysis approved. Syonyms are FR 71-39 and Freiburg 71-39. The name is a Eindeutschung of the Latin color (color), which refers to the Farbkräftigkeit. The crossing took place in 1938 at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg) by the breeder Dr. John carpenter (1907-1998), the variety protection was granted in 1974.
The late-ripening vine has red rather than gray or colorless flesh. The pigments are present in the entire plant tissue, therefore, the color also leaves relatively early red. It produces dark and bright red wines and is called teinturier (Dye grape) used. Kolor, however, was in Germany of the more colorful varieties Dornfelder and dark fields repressed; in 2009 no stocks were reported. In New Zealand In 2010, it occupied two hectares with a stagnant tendency (Kym Anderson ).
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)