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Villard Noir

The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Seibel 7053 ( Chancellor ) x Seibel 6905 ( Subereux ). Synonyms are Seyve-Villard 18-315 and Willard Noir. By the way, the same parent is also the variety Garonnet emerged. They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done by Bertille Seyve (1864-1939) on the vine farm Seyve Villard in Saint-Vallier (Drôme). It was a crossing partner of the new varieties Muscat Bleu and Rkatsiteli Magaracha,

Villard Noir - grape and leaf

The productive vine is resistant to frost and fungal diseases, It produces colorful, alcoholic and tannin-rich red wines with a spicy aroma. Towards the end of the 1960s, the vineyard area was in France still over 30,000 hectares. Due to an interim hybrid ban, rigorous clearings carried out. The variety has been re-registered in France since 2008; in 2010, however, only 1,265 hectares of vineyards were shown (cym Anderson ). The remaining stocks are mainly for the distillation used. There are also small stocks in Japan. Canada (8 ha) and in the United States,

Images: Pl @ ntGrape, INRA - IFV - Montpellier SupAgro 2009-2011

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