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St. Vincent

The red grape variety comes from the USA, She may not with the name-like new breed Vincent be confused. About the emergence there are several variants. It was most probable in 1973 by Scott Toedesbusch, manager of the Mount Pleasant Vineyards winery in Augusta, in the state Missouri discovered. The vine was the vines breeder Philip wagner (1904-1996), who marketed them. She was referred to as Stromboli, but later due to the similarity with Pinot Noir Vinzenz, the patron saint of French winemakers named. The genetic origin is unknown. It certainly does not seem like it 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. But against Pinot Noir speaks that in chemical analyzes no pinotypic glycosides were found in the wine.

The late ripening, to minus 15 ° Celsius hardy Variety is moderately resistant to both mildews. black rot and Botrytis, It produces pale red, acid red wines with mild tannins as well as aromas of cherries and nuts. Due to the acidity, it is well suited for sparkling wines. She is in small quantities in the states Indiana. Iowa (7 ha), Kentucky (2 ha), Michigan. Missouri (14 ha), North Carolina and Pennsylvania cultivated. In 2010 were in the USA a total of 23 hectares of vineyards reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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