This red grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Merlan x Fratava. Synonyms are Ce, Cerazon and MI 5-100. It contains genes from Vitis aestivalis, Vitis berlandieri, Vitis labrusca, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1985 in the Czech Republic by a team led by Vilém Kraus (1924-2013). Plant variety protection was granted in 2008. With the same parents, the new varieties Kofranka, Marlen, Nativa and Laurot were created. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is moderately resistant to botrytis and both types of powdery mildew. It produces dark red, fruity red wines with a cherry aroma, which is also the origin of its name (lat. cerasus). The variety is cultivated in Moravia. No stocks were recorded in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).
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