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De Chaunac

The red grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Seibel 5163 x Seibel 793. Synonyms are Cameo, Chaunac and Seibel 9549. It contains genes from Vitis labrusca, Vitis riparia, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in France by the breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). It was named in honour of the French oenologist Adhémar de Chaunac (1896-????). This early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost and vine diseases in general. It produces fruity, tannin-rich red wines. The variety is hardly cultivated in France anymore. However, it has been successfully introduced in Canada, where 53 hectares are planted, mainly in the province of Ontario and Quebec. In the USA, it occupies 49 hectares in the states of New York, Iowa, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. In Switzerland it is cultivated on 0.2 hectares. In 2016, a total of 102 hectares of vines were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).

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