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La Crescent

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 of Vitis aestivalis. Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid was done in 1988 by Peter Hemstad and James Luby at the University of Minnesota. Of the variety protection was granted in 2002. The early to middle-maturing, to minus 38 ° Celsius hardy Vine is moderately prone to black rot and real mildew, It produces acid and alcohol-rich white wines with aromas of citrus fruits, apricots and peaches, which are used primarily for blending. The variety is in the US States Iowa (8 ha), Michigan. Minnesota (65 ha), Nebraska (1 ha) and Vermont, as Canada grown.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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