Valentin Blattner

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Valentin Blattner is a Swiss grape geneticist, grape breeder and winemaker of the Jura Mountains.[1] Blattner has conducted very important research into finding disease-resistant grapes in viniculture since the 1980s,[2] and is best known for developing Cabernet blanc in his Soyhières nursery in 1991.[3] He crossed varieties of vinifera with other subspecies, which have since become known as "Blattners".[2] In making his wines, he relies on traditional field breeding techniques. He has a position at the Institute of Ecology and Grape Breeding in Switzerland.[4]

Varieties created or propagated[edit]

  • Birstaler Muskat (a Bacchus x Seyval blanc crossing)[5]
  • Cabernet blanc (a Cabernet Sauvignon x Resistenzpartner crossing)[6]
  • Cabernet Jura (a red grape crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon x Resistenzpartner)[7]
  • Cabernet noir (a crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon with an unknown variety)[8]
  • Cabertin (another Cabernet Sauvignon x Resistenzpartner crossing)[9]
  • Pinotin (a Cabernet Sauvignon x Resistenzpartner crossing)[10]
  • Reselle (another Bacchus x Seyval blanc crossing)[11]
  • Petite Milo (unknown x Resistenzpartner crossing) grown in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Epicure (a Cabernet Sauvignon x Resistenzpartner crossing) grown in British Columbia, Canada named after Victorian Epicure a company in Victoria BC that lent much support in the development of the Blattner crosses in Canada
  • Cabernet Foch (Cabernet Sauvignon x Foch crossing) grown in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Amiel (Cabernet Sauvignon x Resistenzpartner crossing) grown in British Columbia, Canada. Early ripening white grape ripening about the same time as Ortega in the BC coastal climate.
  • Labelle (Cabernet Foch x Resistenzpartner crossing) grown in British Columbia, Canada. An very early ripening red grape.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blattner history". Omegavines.com. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hynes, Gary (March 2011). Island Wineries of British Columbia. TouchWood Editions. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-926741-26-0. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Pitte, Jean-Robert (2010). Il desiderio del vino. Storia di una passione antica (in Italian). EDIZIONI DEDALO. p. 31. ISBN 978-88-220-0572-4. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Wine East. L&H Photojournalism. 2006. p. 4. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Birstaler Muskat Accessed: June 3rd, 2013
  6. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Cabernet blanc Accessed: May 27th, 2013
  7. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Cabernet Jura Accessed: June 3rd, 2013
  8. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Cabernet noir Accessed: June 3rd, 2013
  9. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Cabertin Accessed: June 3rd, 2013
  10. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Pinotin Accessed: June 3rd, 2013
  11. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Reselle Accessed: June 3rd, 2013