The white grape is an interspecific new breed Seibel 5656 x Seibel 4986 ( Rayon d'Or ). Synonyms are Fresco, Seival, Seyval, Seyve-Villard, Seyve-Villard 5-276 and SV 5-276. With the same parents is also the red variety Seyval Noir emerged. They are genes of Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The hybrid counts beside Villard Blanc to the most successful breeds of the Rebsuchtbetriebs Seyve Villard in Saint-Vallier in the department of Isère (Rhône Valley). The variety was crossbred partner of the new breeds Birstal nutmeg. Cayuga White. Chardonel. Danube Veltliner. Horizon. La Crosse. Merzling. Melody. Reselle. Souvignier Gris. St. Croix and St. Pepin,
The early to medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is generally resistant to disease but prone to Botrytis, It produces more neutral-tasting, acidic white wines, which are well suited for the production of sparkling wines. In the late 1950s, she finished in France over 1,300 hectares of vineyards, but this stock has shrunk to 105 hectares mainly due to the EU ban on hybrids. There were more stocks in Europe England (85 ha), up Madagascar. Romania (1 ha) and in the Switzerland (8 hours). She is in overseas Canada (112 ha), as well as the US states Indiana. Iowa. California. Michigan. Missouri and new York (total 259 ha) represented. In 2010, the global population totaled 259 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)