T.P. 1-1-12 Seedling from a 1997 cross of Troubador x E.S. 5-4-16 (Troubador is Riparia 89 x St. Croix) Selected in 2003
•Berry 2g; large multi-stemmed cluster 120-300g (average = 175 g); on rich soils, cluster can be very large, 150-530 (average = 330g); extremely productive, setting 3-4 clusters per shoot; must be severely cluster thinned. •In some winters, colder than -32C, has sustained bud injury in Hugo, MN; will perform best in U.S. Hardiness Zone 4b or 5. Requires good crop control to ensure good bud survival. •Neat moderate growth habit, few laterals •Good resistance to diseases and no splitting or rot •Ripens mid-September or 147 days growing season, 10 days before Petite Pearl; needs about 1350 C (2480 F) degree days of heat; very good harvestnparameters, 24 Brix, pH = 3.4, TA < 1 •Soft middle tannins and excellent ratio of tannin to total polyphenols •As a dry red wine, has complex aromas; earlier harvest- fruity raspberry and blackberry; later harvest-chocolate, light plum, cranberry; soft tannins in the mouth and finish; excellent balance of tannin, acid, and alcohol. Blends beautifully with Petite Pearl. No native or hybrid flavors in the wine. •In 2013, certified virus-free by Foundation Plant Service; upgraded to the 2010 protocol standard in 2017. Maintained in the Russell Ranch block at the Foundation Plant Service, UC-Davis.