- Regent (grape)
Infobox grape variety
name = Regent
species = Interspecific hybrid
also_called = Geilweilerhof 67-198-3
Siebeldingen, Palatinate, Germany
regions = Rheinhessen, Palatinate
Regent is a dark-skinned inter-specific hybrid grape variety, used for making wine.cite encyclopedia |editor=
Jancis Robinson| encyclopedia= Oxford Companion to Wine|edition= Third Edition |title=Regent |year=2006 |publisher=Oxford University Press |location=Oxford |isbn=0-19-860990-6 |pages=565 ] It has both European (" Vitis vinifera") and American vine speciesin its pedigreeand a broad resistance against the most significant fungal diseases which affect grapes, such as downy mildew.
Regent was created in 1967 by Professor Gerhardt Alleweldt at the
Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breedingby crossing Diana, a Silvanerx Müller-Thurgaucross and thus a "Vitis vinifera" variety, with the interspecific hybrid Chambourcin. [http://www.vivc.bafz.de/datasheet/dataResult.php?data=4572 Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Regent] , accessed on June 19, 2008] Experimental plantings followed in 1985, [http://www.deutscheweine.de/icc/Internet-DE/nav/e80/e8060b82-fba0-6401-e76c-d7b482058468&_ic_uCon=1e0308fd-e785-7401-be59-267b48205846 German Wine Institute: Regent] , accessed on June 19, 2008 de icon] and it received varietal protection in 1994 and was released for cultivation in the first German region in 1996. [ [http://www.bafz.de/baz2006V4/index.php?id=455 Institute of Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof: Regent] , accessed on June 19, 2008] It is at present among the most important new fungal-resistant quality grape variety world-wide, especially in German wineregions.
Regent wines are colour intensive red wines with moderate acidity, can have rather much
tanninand show aromas of cherries or blackcurrants. The wines often reaches high alcohol levels since Regent tends to reach high must weights. Some better German versions are matured in barriques.
The cultivated area in Germany was convert|2183|ha in 2006, with an increasing trend. [http://www.deutscheweine.de/internet-de/med/1a6/binarywriterservlet?&imgUid=1a64f607-a3e5-5117-3d28-952196117f51&uBasVariant=11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111&isDownload=true German Wine Institute: German Wine Statistics 2007-2008] ] This made it Germany's 12th most cultivated variety, and the most cultivated hybrid grape variety. Regent is also grown in the
United Kingdomwith some success.
Regent is also known under its breeding code Geilweilerhof 67-198-3 or Gf. 67-198-3.
List of grape varieties
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