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Chancellor

The red grape variety (also Chancellor Noir, Seibel 7053) is an interspecific new variety between Seibel 5163 (Seibel 2510 x Gaillard 2) x Seibel 880 (Couderc 28-112 x Seibel 2003). It contains genes of Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). The variety was very popular in France (especially along the Rhône) and occupied 40,000 hectares. After the EU banned hybrid vines, the areas were abandoned or grubbed up. It was (often under Seibel 7053) a crossbreeding partner in the new varieties Accent, Allegro, Bolero, Breidecker, Cabernet Cantor, Chambourcin, Corot Noir, Garonnet, Geisenheim 318-57, Hibernal, Prinzipal, Rainha, Sao Roque, Villard Noir. The early maturing vine is resistant to frost, but very susceptible to both types of mildew. It produces dark, spicy red wines. The variety is grown on 34 hectares in the US states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. There are also smaller stands in Canada (3 ha) and Switzerland (0.5 ha). In 2016, a total of 38 hectares of vineyard area were designated (Statistics Kym AndersonAnderson Kym)

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