The white grape (also FR 240-75) is a complex new breed between Merzling x GM 6493 ( Zarya Severa x Muscat Ottonel ). They are genes of Vitis amurensis. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid was made in 1975 by Norbert Becker (1937-2012) at the State Wine Institute Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg). The variety protection was granted in 2001. The variety Solaris or its initial plant population was crossbred partner in the six fungus-resistant new breeds Cabernet Cantor. Cabernet Carol. Cabernet Cortis. Galante. monarch and Muscaris,
The early ripening vine is generally resistant to fungal diseases but especially against wrong people mildew, It is therefore even by the consortium PIWI International recommended. The variety produces strong, acidic white wines with pronounced fruitiness. It is particularly suitable for northern conditions. In Germany occupies 66 hectares of vineyards, of which 37 in to bathe, In the middle of 2009 was the Rheingau winery Balthasar Ress planted on the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea island 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 ).
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)