The red grape variety (also We 70-281-35) is a new variety between Blauer Limberger (Blaufränkisch) x Cabernet Sauvignon, which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012 The cross was made in 1970 by the breeders Helmut Schleip and Bernd H. E. Hill at the State Teaching and Research Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing in Weinsberg (Württemberg). The plant variety protection was granted in 1999. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost, drought and fungal diseases. It produces colourful, tannic wines with Cabernet-Sauvignon aroma and storage potential. It is cultivated on 59 hectares in Germany (half of them in the Palatinate) and on 3 hectares in Switzerland. In 2016, a total of 62 hectares of vineyard area were designated (statistics Kym Anderson).
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