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Laliman Leopold

The French horticultural expert Léopold Laliman (1817-1897) recognized in connection with the phylloxera catastrophe in France in 1869 as allegedly first, that numerous American vines against the phylloxera immune. He was a mastermind of the finishing, However, when he later demanded 300,000 francs as the price for solving the problem, which had been called by the Ministry of Agriculture to combat phylloxera, he was dismissed. Laliman and the botanist Maxime Cornu (1843-1904) handed the chemist (and later phylloxera commission director) Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) Wines from the American hybrids Clinton. Cunningham. Delaware. Herbemont. Isabella and Jacquez (by the way with the synonym Long Laliman) for the purpose of analysis and tasting. At this time there was, among many others, the idea of ​​solving the phylloxera problem by partially using American vines for wine production. The findings handed over Pasteur the then Commission Director Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800-1884). Only the wine from the Clinton reportedly had no intrusive or unpleasant Foxton on.

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