New variety - Laurot
- General: The grape variety "Laurot" was developed by the Czech grapevine breeder Doz. Ing. Milos Michlovsky, CSc., as well as Prof. Ing. Vilem Kraus, CSc., Lubomir Glos, Vlastimil Perina and Ing. Frantisek Madl in the Czech wine-growing region of Moravia. It comes from the parents (Merlot x Seibel 13666) x (Blaufränkisch x St. Laurent).
- Cluster: The medium-sized panicle is characteristic. The grape structure is loose with short stems. The berries are small to medium sized and round with a blue-black colour.
- Wine: The first wines grown in our region show a deep dark colour. In terms of taste, the wines lie between St. Laurent and Merlot. The nose shows a spicy aroma of wild berries, accentuated blueberries with a soft tannin structure. Mature grape material enables the development of complex wines in international style.
- Cultivation: The first vines are planted in the experimental vineyard of the Freytag nursery in the Palatinate. In the young field on light soil, they show themselves to be very fast-growing despite the dry summer, comparable to Merlot. The grape set is two bunches per shoot. The colouring and ripeness is uniform. The harvest date in the Palatinate was in the first half of October.