The red grape variety (also SV 5247) is an interspecific new variety between Seibel 5656 x Seibel 4986(Rayon d'Or). It contains genes from Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. By the way, the much more successful white Seyval Blanc was created with the same parents. The hybrid was crossed at the Seyve-Villard vineyard in Saint-Vallier in the Isère (Rhône Valley) in France. The vine, which is moderately resistant to frost, is susceptible to powdery mildew. A small area of cultivation is said to exist in Canada. However, no stock was reported in 2010 (statistics Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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