Phoenix (grape)

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Phoenix
Grape (Vitis)
SpeciesVitis vinifera but with some influence of other species in its pedigree
Also calledSee list
OriginGermany

Phoenix is a white variety of grape of German origin used for wine. It was created by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt (1927-2005) at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in Siebeldingen in 1964, by crossing the Vitis vinifera variety Bacchus with the hybrid grape Villard Blanc.[1]

In 2008, there were 48 hectares (120 acres) of Phoenix in Germany, of which 21 hectares (52 acres) in Rheinhessen, 14 hectares (35 acres) in Nahe and 9 hectares (22 acres) in the Palatinate.[2]

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Phoenix is also known under its breeding code Geilweilerhof GA-49-22 or Gf. GA-49-22.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Phoenix, accessed on December 28, 2009
  2. ^ Landwirtschaftliche Bodennutzung - Rebflächen - Fachserie 3 Reihe 3.1.5 - 2008 [Agricultural land use - Areas under vine]. Wiesbaden, Germany: Statistisches Bundesamt. 2008.[permanent dead link]