The white grape variety (also MN 1166) is an interspecific new breed between St. Pepin x Elmer Swenson 6-8-25 (Riparia x Muscat d'Hamburg ). It was named after the city of the same name in Minnesota. They are genes from Vitis aestivalis. Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1988 by Peter Hemstad and James Luby at the University of Minnesota. The variety protection was granted in 2002. The early to medium maturing, down to minus 38 ° Celsius hardy Vine is moderately susceptible to black rot and real ones mildew, It produces acidic and alcohol-rich white wines with aromas of citrus, apricots and peaches, which are mainly used for blending. The variety is grown in the U.S. states Illinois (7 ha), Iowa (8 ha), Kentucky (1 ha), Minnesota (62 ha), as well Canada grown. In 2010 a total of 77 Herktar vineyards were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012