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Sirius

The white grape variety is a new breed between Bacchus x Seyve-Villard 12-375 ( Villard Blanc ). The name was given after the brightest fixed star in the sky, nine light years away. By the way, the new breeds are with the same parents Phoenix and Staufer emerged. They are genes from Vitis berlandieri. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt (1927-2005) at the Institute of Vine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen-Pfalz. She was a crossing partner in the new varieties Felicia and Villaris, The vine is resistant to both mildews and is considered PIWI -Variety. It renders fruity, the Riesling similar white wines. In 2010 was in Germany only one hectare of vineyards reported.

Sirius - grape and leaf

Images : Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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