The red variety is an interspecific new breed between Millardet et Grasset 101-14 SP (Riparia x Rupestris) x Goldriesling (1). Synonyms are Kuhlmann 149-3 and Lucy Kuhlmann. They are genes of Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1911 at the Oberlin Institute in Colmar-Alsace by the French breeder Eugène Kuhlmann (1858-1932), who named her after his wife. Incidentally, the same parents are also the new breeders Etoile I. Etoile II. Léon Millot. Maréchal Foch. Maréchal Joffre and Pinard emerged. The very early ripening vine is moderately resistant to frost, as well as generally against fungal diseases, It produces dark, strong red wines with herbal aromas. The variety is in small quantities in France, as in Canada grown in the areas of Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)