The white grape (also Ravat 51) is an interspecific new breed between Seibel 6905 ( Subereux x Pinot Noir, They are genes of Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. According to 2008 done DNA analysis but the parenting is questioned. The intersection of hybrid was made by the breeder Jean François Ravat (+1940) in the 1930s in Marcigny (département Brionnais) in central France.
The early ripening, low-yielding vine is resistant to frost but prone to Botrytis, It produces fruity white wines with floral aromas. She was in the United States quite successful and is there mainly for the production of sparkling wines and also ice wines used. Acreage is available in the states Illinois (26 ha), Indiana (24 ha), Iowa (7 ha), Kentucky (7 ha), Michigan (32 ha), Missouri (84 ha), new York (57 ha) and Pennsylvania (16 ha). In 2010, a total of 254 hectares were designated (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)