The red grape variety (also Seibel 8357) is an interspecific new breeding between Seibel 6150 (Seibel 405 x Flot Rouge) x Seibel 5455 (Plantet). It contains genes from Vitis aestivalis, Vitis berlandieri, Vitis cinerea, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in France at the beginning of the 20th century by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to anthracnose. It yields dark-coloured, tannin-rich red wines, which are mainly used as Teinturier (dyer's grapes) due to their colouring power. At the beginning of the 1960s, it was still cultivated on around 1,200 hectares of vineyards in the south of France. However, due to the EU ban on hybrids in the meantime, there was heavy grubbing-up. Since 2008, the variety has been officially permitted again in France and is cultivated on eight hectares in the Loire region. There are also tiny populations in the two US states of New York and Pennsylvania (0.3 ha). In 2016, a total of eight hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).
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