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Cabernet Cortis

Cabernet Cortis is a dark-skinned grape variety used for wine. It was bred in 1982 by Norbert Becker at the viticultural institute in Freiburg, Germany as part of a programme searching for disease-resistant grape varieties. It received German varietal protection in 2003.

From 1999 to 2005, Cabernet Cortis and four other Freiburg-created varieties were evaluated in experimental plantations at Pully in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland. Cabernet Cortis ripens early, is highly resistant to downy mildew and botrytis, but is sensitive to powdery mildew.

Cabernet Cortis yields highly coloured, tannic and intense wines with a herbal-vegetal character that are supposed to be Cabernet-styled.


FR 437-82
Freiburg 437-82 r.

UK Area in production 2015: 

0.15 Hectares

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Northernmost Vineyard Growing Cabernet Cortis in UK & Eire


Humbleyard Vineyard

Norwich NR14 8JT
Phone: 01508 578892
52° 33' 59.562" N

Largest Vineyard Growing Cabernet Cortis in UK & Eire

Lowick Vineyard

Kettering NN14 3BH
Phone: +44(0)7803 430874

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