The red grape variety (breeding number We 69-633-14F) is a new breed between Blauer Limberger (Blaufränkisch) x Ruby grape(Teinturier du Cher) according to DNA analyses published in 2012. The Trollinger(Schiava Grossa) indicated as the mother variety in the breeding list turned out to be wrong. The cross was made in 1969 by the breeders Helmut Schleip and Bernd H. E. Hill at the Weinsberg Viticulture Institute (Württemberg). The plant variety protection was granted in 2002. By the way, the new variety Cabernet Mitos was created with the same parents. The early maturing vine is resistant to frost, but susceptible to both types of mildew. It produces dark red wines and is particularly well suited as a complexion enhancer in cuvées. In Germany, it occupied eight hectares of vineyards in 2009 (Baden, Pfalz, Rheinhessen).
Pictures: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)