The Red Grape (also NY 73-0136-17) is a complex interspecific new breed between New York 65-0467-08 ( Chancellor x NY 32-277) x Steuben, They are genes of Vitis aestivalis. Vitis cinerea. Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1973 by the breeders B. Reisch, RS Luce, B. Bordelon and Th. Henick-Kling at the vine breeding institute of the Cornell University in Geneva in the state of New York. The medium to late-ripening vine is moderately prone to real mildew, as well as resistant to frost to minus 26 ° Celsius. It produces dark red wines with fine tannins, as well as aromas of green and black pepper, Raspberries and mint. The variety is in the US States new York (23 ha), Illinois (5 ha), Iowa. Kentucky (2 ha), Missouri, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania (3 ha) cultivated. In 2010, a total of 33 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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