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Bolero

The red grape variety (also Geisenheim 8221-3) is an interspecific new variety between Geisenheim 6427-5 (Rotberger x Reichensteiner) x Chancellor (Seibel 7053). It contains genes from Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii (Vitis aestivalis), Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1982 by Dr. Helmut Becker (1927-1989) in Geisenheim. It is resistant to both powdery mildew and botrytis and is therefore called a PIWI variety. The early-maturing, high-yielding vine produces a ruby-red, fruity red wine with soft, harmonious tannins. The variety is also used as table grape. In Austria (Burgenland), it has been one of the varieties for the local speciality Uhudler since 2016. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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