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Neronet

The red grape variety is a new cross between (St. Laurent x Blauer Portugieser) x Alibernet (Odessky Cherny). The cross was made in 1965 in Lednice (South Moravia) in the former Czechoslovakia by a team around Vilém Kraus (1924-2013). The variety was adopted in Germany by Hermann Jäger in Ockenheim (Rheinhessen) and further developed in breeding. Plant variety protection was granted in 1991. The early-maturing vine is resistant to winter frost and botrytis. It produces dark-coloured, tannin-rich red wines with aromas of sour cherries and cassis (blackcurrants). These are often used in blends as Teinturier (colouring grapes). The variety is cultivated in Germany (6 ha in 2018), in the Czech Republic (33 ha in 2010) and in Slovakia (39 ha in 2010). In 2016, however, only the stock in Germany was reported; the reason is unknown (Kym Anderson statistics).

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