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Cabernet Carol

The red grape variety (also FR 428-82 r) is a new breeding between Cabernet Sauvignon x (Merzling x (Zarya Severa x Muskat-Ottonel)). In some sources this is stated in the form Cabernet Sauvignon x Solaris; the father variety later gave rise to the new variety Solaris. Genes from Vitis amurensis, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera are included. The hybrid was crossed in 1982 by Norbert Becker (1937-2012) at the State Viticultural Institute in Freiburg. The same parents also produced the new variety Cabernet Cortis. The late-ripening vine is resistant to frost and downy mildew. It produces red wines that are rich in colour, extract and tannin, similar to Cabernet Sauvignon. The variety is cultivated in small quantities in Germany in the Baden growing region (6 ha) and in Switzerland in the canton of Bern (0.1 ha). In 2016, a total of 6 hectares of vines were reported (Kym Anderson statistics).

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