The red grape variety (also Geisenheim 8331-1) is an interspecific new variety between Chancellor (Seibel 7053) x Rondo. It contains genes from Vitis aestivalis, Vitis amurensis, Vitis labrusca, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The crossing of the hybrids took place in 1983 at the research station Geisenheim (Rheingau). The late maturing vine is particularly resistant to powdery and downy mildew and also moderately resistant to botrytis, which is why it is considered a PIWI variety. It is also resistant to frost and grape rot. The variety produces ruby-coloured, spicy red wines with mild tannins and aromas of ripe red fruits. There are small areas of cultivation in Germany in the Hessische Bergstrasse growing region. In 2010, however, no stock has yet been reported (statistics Kym Anderson).
Pictures: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)