The red grape (also California S 8, Rubyred, Tintoria) is an interspecific new breed between Alicante Ganzin x Tinto Cão, They are genes of Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1938 at the California Agricultural Experiment Station by the breeder Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006). At the same time here is the quite similar Royalty originated with the same mother variety, both varieties were then released together in 1958. The productive vine is moderately resistant to the real mildew and especially resistant to Botrytis, She brings dark-colored red wines of a simpler character Cassis-Aroma, but they are excellent teinturier (Dyeing grape) are suitable. She will also be responsible for the production of table grapes and grape juice used. In California she is especially in the Central Valley cultivated and occupied there in 2010 a total of 4,556 hectares of vineyards. Small stocks should also be in Australia and Mexico give. It occupies the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 117.
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)