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Bolero  (originally known as Gm 8221-3)

Mother: Gm 6427-5 (Rotberger x Reichensteiner)
Father: Chancellor (Seibel 7053)

A red Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

Year of breeding: 1982
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim / Rheingau,
                                 Fachgebiet Rebenzüchtung und Rebenveredlung
Number of clones:

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 
Area planted in Germany:         hectares
Area planted in England: none (showing promise in Denmark)

Wine Character - colour: ruby red
                      - bouquet: of ripe red fruit
                      - palate: harmonious tannins

Gm 8:        Gm 19:  

Time of bud-burst: with Portugieser

Strength of growth: weak to middle
Growth of side-shoots: low

Flowering time: 
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Leaf: - size:                                    - shape: 
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        - surface undulation:                - petiolar sinus: 

Grape bunch: - size:                         - density: quite loose
Berries:        - size:                         - shape: 
                   - skin colour: dark red

Time of veraison: 
Time of harvest: quite early, before Pinot noir

Grape yield: good, 20% more than Pinot noir
Must-weight: good
Must-acidity: quite low

Wood ripening: 
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Wood colour: 

Chlorosis resistance: 
Susceptibility to - Oidium: very low               - Peronospora: low to middle
                       - Botrytis: low                     - Roter Brenner: 
                       - Phomopsis:                       - Stem-atrophy: very low (strong stalks)

Preferred soil: 
Suitable rootstocks: needs a relatively strong rootstock

Normal stem height: 
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Winter Pruning: