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Origin: Monarch is a fungus-resistant red wine variety and was crossed in 1988 at the Staatlichen Weinbauinstitut Freiburg by Norbert Becker. 

Interbreeding: Solaris X Dornfelder

Characteristics: The variety has a strong growth with few tendrils and side shoots. The variety has a medium bud burst and ripening time. Monarch reaches full ripeness with Pinot Noir, with very slow must weight development. The PIWI variety coulurings little and has a low susceptibility to stem rot.


Downy mildew: niedrig mittel high sehr hoch

Powdery mildew: niedrig medium hoch sehr hoch

Botrytis: niedrig mittel high sehr hoch

Grape: The grapes are large, loose and have a medium berry size. 

Wine: The wines are powerful, rich in color and have strong tannins. The variety can be vinified very well single-variety, but is also suitable for blending with fruity red wines. Even with low must weights, full-bodied, velvety red wines can be produced.

Cultivation: The red wine variety requires good vineyard sites with sufficient ripening time. The risk of late frost in spring should be taken into account.

Download: Variety information from the breeder

Monarch Traube
Monarch Traube
Monarch Blatt
Monarch Triebspitze

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TypeCloneRootstockTrunk lengthRemarks Add to wish list
MonarchFR 620ℹ︎
5 BB
125 AA
Richter 110
1103 Paulsen
Normal trunk (ca. 30 cm)
High trunk (ca. 80 cm)
Half trunk (ca. 60 cm)
similarity to Dornfelder


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