Cabernet Mitos

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Cabernet Mitos
Grape (Vitis)
Cabernet Mitos.jpg
Cabernet Mitos grapes
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Weinsberg 70-77-4 F
Origin Weinsberg, Palatinate, Germany

Cabernet Mitos is a dark-skinned variety of grape used for red wine. It was created at a grape breeding institute in Weinsberg in the Württemberg wine region, Germany in 1970 by crossing Blaufränkisch and Teinturier du Cher. The previous belief that it was a cross between Blaufränkisch and Cabernet Sauvignon, which even the breeders themselves stated, was corrected in 2013 through a DNA analysis.[1] "Mitos" is the German word for mitosis, a stage in the cell cycle. Cabernet Mitos received varietal protection and was released for general cultivation on January 24, 2001.[2] The vines of Cabernet Mitos show good winter hardiness.

In 2006, there were 317 hectares (780 acres) of Cabernet Mitos in Germany, with an increasing trend.[3]

Cabernet Mitos wines are full bodied and rich in tannin, and are well suited for oak barrel aging.[2] The wines show similarities in aromas to Cabernet Sauvignon.[4]

Synonyms[edit]

It is known under the synonyms (breeding codes) We 70-77-4 F and Weinsberg 70-77-4 F.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die Kreuzungseltern deutscher Rebenneuzüchtungen im Fokus – Was sagt der genetische Fingerabdruck”, von Erika Maul, Fritz Schumann, Bernd H.E. Hill, Frauke Dörner, Heike Bennek, Valérie Laucou, Jean-Michel Boursiquot, Thierry Lacombe, Eva Zyprian, Rudolf Eibach und Reinhard Töpfer; in „Deutsches Weinjahrbuch 2013“ (64. Jahrgang) – pages 128 to 142, ISBN 978-3800177837
  2. ^ a b Wein-Plus Glossar: Cabernet Mitos, accessed on March 6, 2013
  3. ^ German Wine Institute: German Wine Statistics 2007-2008
  4. ^ Vines.org: Cabernet Mitos, accessed on April 25, 2008[dead link]
  5. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Cabernet Mitos, accessed on April 25, 2008