The red variety is an interspecific new breed between Bailey x Muscat d'Hamburg, They are genes of Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid was founded in 1927 by the breeder Zenbai Kawakami (1868-1944) in Niigata (Honshu) with the aim to create a variety for the special climatic conditions in Japan. Incidentally, the less successful Muscat Bailey B was also produced by the same parents. The medium-maturing vine is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis, She provides fruity Red wines with soft tannins and is also called table grape used. In 2010 there was acreage in Brazil with 19 acres and in Japan with 103 hectares (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)