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Monarch

There are two grape varieties with this name:

Germany

The red grape variety (also FR 487-88 r) is a new variety between (Merzling x (Zarya Severa x Muscat Ottonel)) x Dornfelder. In some sources this is indicated in the form Solaris x Dornfelder; because the mother variety later became the Solaris variety by selection. It contains genes of Vitis amurensis, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The crossing of the hybrids was carried out in 1988 by Norbert Becker (1937-2012) at the Viticulture Institute Freiburg. The late maturing, frost hardy vine is resistant to both types of mildew. It produces colour-intensive, tannin-rich red wines. There are stocks in Germany (11 ha), Italy and Switzerland (2 ha). In 2018, 13 hectares of vineyard area were designated (D-STATIS).

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