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Bacco

 

Bacco is Italian for Bacchus, the mythological Roman god of food, wine , fertility and celebration. Bacchus is a white wine grape that was created by viticulturalist Peter Morio at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in the Palatinate in 1933. He crossed a Silvaner x Riesling cross with Müller-Thurgau .Bacchus received varietal protection and was released for general cultivation in 1972.

Bacchus peaked in the early 1900's in Germany. It growth has decline ever since. The Bacchus Grape reaches high Must Weights and ripens much earlier than the Riesling Grape. Bacchus performs well in colder Climate and is almost completely resistant against Chlorosis. The Crop Yields are similar to the Mueller-Thurgau (Silvaner) Grape, thus relatively high. Bacchus Grapes are easy to plant since they have no special requirements regarding the Site.

The Flavors of Bacchus Wines are powerful and vigorous. After full Ripeness it can produce fruity Wines with an aromatic, exotic Fragrance and a light Muscat Tone. Due to its low Acidity, Bacchus is suitable for the blending into other Wines, such as the Mueller-Thurgau (Rivaner). Nowadays, the most successful Varieties of Bacchus Grapes are cultivated in Franken (Franconia) and are easy to recognize because of their bright, green-yellow color with a hint of nutmeg. Tip: Bacchus Wines should be enjoyed young.

Bacchus is the signature wine of Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery in Langley British Columbia. In BC Bacchus garpe production is less than 1 % of all grapes grown in the province. Arrowleaf is another BC producer of Bacchus

 

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Baco Blanc or Baco 22A is a French-American hybrid grape variety . It is a cross of Folle Blanche and the Noah grape , created in the 1898 by the grape breeder François Baco .Folle Blanche is its Vitis vinifera parent. Noah, its other parent, is itself a cross of Vitis labrusca and Vitis riparia . Chile and France produce this wine

Baco noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR) is a hybrid red wine grape variety produced from a cross of Vitis vinifera var. Folle Blanche , a French wine grape, and an unknown variety of Vitis riparia indigenous to North America. Baco noir produces a medium body, deeply tinted, acidic red wine which is fruit forward and often carries aromas of black fruits and caramel. Ageing potential is 58 years for good examples of this wine

Baco noir was the target of a vine-pull program in Canada in the early 1980s, which means that there are few older plots of this varietal left in Canada. Despite this, Baco Noir (single varietal or in blends) remains a commonly produced wine in many Canadian wineries; notable current examples include Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery 's, Lakeview Cellars ' "Baco Noir Reserve", Pelee Island Winery, Sue Ann Staff Winery, and products of Sandbanks Estate Winery in Prince Edward County . Baco Noir wine from Ontario typically has aromas of sour plums and peppercorns and a tart, refreshing flavour. Baco Noir is naturally low in tannin and tends to benefit from some oak aging

 

Sources:

~ Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery
~ Vin Hill WInery
~ Wikipedia
~ John Schreiner

~ Best of 2011

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~ 3 Cru
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