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The red grape variety is an interspecific new breeding between Seibel 867 (Vivarais x Noah) x Seibel 2524 (Alicante Ganzin x Dutchess). Synonyms are Pignoleta Nera, Pignoletta, S 5455, Seibel 5455 and Solara. Genes of Vitis cinerea, Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera are included. The hybrid was crossed at the beginning of the 20th century by the French breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). It was a crossing partner (mostly under the breeding number Seibel 5455) of the new varieties Bellandais, Seyve-Villard 18-402, Colobel, Landal Noir, Seibel 13666 and Verdelet.

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