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Ravat Blanc

The white grape variety (also Ravat 6, Ravat Chardonnay 6) is an interspecific new breed between Seibel 5474 x Chardonnay, They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in France by Jean François Ravat (+1940) early 1930s. The medium-ripening vine with light pink berries is resistant to the wrong people mildew, however very susceptible to powdery mildew and Botrytis, It produces fairly simple white wines that are used for oxidation tend. At the end of the 1950s it occupied the central east France around 600 hectares of vines, this stock had shrunk to seven hectares by 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ). There is also a small inventory in the area Finger Lakes in the US state new York,

Ravat Blanc - grapes

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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