The red grape variety (also New York 13-035) is an interspecific new variety between Ontario x Ribier (Alphonse Lavallée). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2008, the Great Guillaume, previously named as the father variety, turned out to be wrong. It contains genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1925 by Richard Wellington at the Vine Breeding Institute of Cornell University in Geneva, New York State. It was the crossing partner of the new varieties Vênus and Vineland 53-035. The early-maturing, frost-hardy vine is sensitive to botrytis and downy mildew and produces low-acid, simple white wines with muscat tone. It is also used as table grape and for sultanas. The variety is cultivated in the US state of New York and in Canada. However, no stock was recorded in 2016 (Kym Anderson).
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