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Triomphe d'Alsace

The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between MG 101-14 SP (Riparia x Rupestris) x Knipperlé, Synonyms are Kuhlmann 296-1, Triumpf vom Alsass and Triumph d'Alsace. They are genes from Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid took place at the beginning of the 20th century at the Oberlin Institute in Colmar-Alsace by the French breeder Eugène Kuhlmann (1858-1932). By the way, the new breed is also with the same parents Neron emerged. The very early ripening variety is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces dark-colored red wines similar to Pinot Noir, but a subtle one Foxton exhibit. Above all, it becomes a wine grape, but also as table grape used. The variety is grown in small quantities England (15 ha in 2010), Denmark and the Netherlands grown.

Triomphe d’Alsace - grape and leaf

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

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