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The white grape variety (also Minnesota 1285) is a complex interspecific new variety between Frontenac Gris x Minnesota 1234, containing genes from Vitis aestivalis, Vitis berlandieri, Vitis cinerea, Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis riparia, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. It was named after the county in the US state of Minnesota. The hybrid was crossed by Peter Hemstad in 2002 at the University of Minnesota. The vine is generally resistant to diseases. It produces white wines similar to Pinot Blanc. No stocks were identified in 2010 (Kym Anderson).

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