The white grape variety (also FR 240-75) is a complex new breed between Merzling x GM 6493 ( Zarya Severa x Muscat Ottonel ). They are genes from Vitis amurensis. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1975 by Norbert Becker (1937-2012) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). The variety protection was granted in 2001. The Solaris variety and its parent plant population was a cross partner in the six fungus-resistant new varieties Cabernet Cantor. Cabernet Carol. Cabernet Cortis. Galante. monarch and Muscaris,
The early ripening vine is generally very resistant to fungal diseases, but especially against wrong people mildew, It is therefore even used by the working group PIWI International recommended. The variety produces strong, acidic white wines with a pronounced fruitiness. It is particularly suitable for northern conditions. In Germany occupies 66 hectares of vineyards, of which 37 in to bathe, Mid-2009 was from the Rheingau winery Balthasar Ress planted on the North Sea island of Schleswig-Holstein Sylt Solarisreben. There are also small stocks in Belgium. Denmark. Italy. Sweden. Switzerland (13 ha) and Norway, In 2010, a total of 86 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)