The white grape variety is an interspecific one new breed between Elmer Swenson 56 ( Minnesota 78 x Cardinal ) x Varousset, Synonyms are ES 8-2-43, Muscat de Swenson and Osceola Muscat. They are genes from Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done by the breeder Elmer Swenson (1913-2004) at Osceola ( Wisconsin ). The late ripening vine is resistant to frost up to minus 34 ° Celsius and generally against many diseases. It produces white wines with a subtle nutmeg, In 2010 were in Canada 24 acres as well as in the US state Kentucky 1 hectare reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012