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St. Vincent

The red grape variety comes from the United States, You may not with the name-like new breed Vincent be confused. There are several variants regarding the creation. The most likely one was in 1973 by Scott Toedesbusch, the manager of Mount Pleasant Vineyards in Augusta, State Missouri discovered. The vine became the vine grower Philip wagner (1904-1996) who marketed it. It was called Stromboli, but later due to its similarity to Pinot Noir Vinzenz, the patron saint of French winegrowers. The genetic origin is unknown. In any case, it doesn't seem to be one hybrid to act as typical glycosides (Sugars) from American species like Vitis labrusca. Vitis riparia or Vitis rupestris could not be identified. There is some evidence for a spontaneous (natural) cross between Chambourcin x Pinot Noir, because these two varieties were cultivated at the site of the vine. The argument against Pinot Noir is that chemical analysis did not find any typical Pinot glycosides in the wine.

The late ripening, down to minus 15 ° Celsius hardy Variety is moderately resistant to both mildews. black rot and Botrytis, It produces light red, acidic red wines with mild tannins and aromas of cherries and nuts. Due to the acidity, it is well suited for sparkling wines. It is sold in small quantities in the states Indiana. Iowa (7 ha), Kentucky (2 ha), Michigan. Missouri (14 ha), North Carolina and Pennsylvania cultured. In 2010, the United States A total of 23 hectares of vineyards are shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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