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Bacchus

The white grape variety is a new variety between(Silvaner x Riesling) x Müller-Thurgau, which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. Incidentally, the same parents gave rise to the Grando variety. The variety was named after the Greek wine god Bacchus. Synonyms are Bacchus Weiß, Frühe Scheurebe, Geilweilerhof 33-29-133 and GF. 33-29-133. 1933 the crossbreed was made by the breeders Peter Morio (1887-1960) and Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) at the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen-Pfalz. Plant variety protection was granted in 1972. The variety was a crossing partner in the five new varieties Birstaler Muskat, Phoenix, Réselle, Sirius and Staufer.

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