Wine Grapes Glossary
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Bellandais: Has synonym name Seibel 14596. Reported as derived from a Seibel 6468 x Seibel 5455 cross. No other details as yet other than it appears to be a very sparsely grown complex pedigree variety . . . View Full Definition
Bellone: Variety used for white wine production. Used as a component in an esteemed multi-wine blend called 'Velletri Bianco'. Wines from good vintages considered to have excellent ageing ability. Mo . . . View Full Definition
Ben Hur: Complex V.lincecumii x (Norton x Herbemont) variety created by T.V. Munson who reportedly considered it to be superior to the Black Spanish variety. No other details as yet.
Bequignol Noir: V.vinifera having over 20 synonym names relating to vines established in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy and Spain, some of which indicate confusion about actual variety derivati . . . View Full Definition
Berlinka: Red-wine/tablegrape variety grown in Israel and South Africa. Has low tannins and medium body as a wine. Described by some as having indeterminate flavors. Miniscule output has not attracted . . . View Full Definition
Bernarde: Variety grown in the Valais region of Switzerland. Has the premier synonym name Prie Blanc where grown in the Valle d'Aosta, Italy. In this latter region it is used to produce a sought after . . . View Full Definition
Beta: Reported as an extremely winter-hardy (to -50 deg. F) american complex V.riparia/labrusca cultivar derived from a Concord x Carver variety crossing dating from the 1800s. Ripens late Septemb . . . View Full Definition
Beverdino: Variety reported to be grown in the Colli Piacentini DOC of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where it is allowed in the blend that comprises the Monterosso Val d'Arda, a sometimes softly s . . . View Full Definition
Bianca: New cold climate and disease resistant cross-variety (Hungary patent pending?) available in W. New York, USA and Ontario, Canada: also in Hungary and Austria. Has synonym names Bianka and Eg . . . View Full Definition
Biancame: Ancient variety grown in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and used for white wine production. Has synonym names Balsamina Bianca, Morbidella and, in the Marche region, Bianchella. Reported . . . View Full Definition
Bianco Dallesano: Variety used for white wine, grown in Italy and several Central European countries. Has several synonym names that include Achiappapalmento and Bianco di Valdigna.
Biancolella: Variety mostly found in Campania region of Italy. Used to produce aromatic yet acidic dry/sweet still, sparkling varietal white wines, and blends in combination with such varieties as Forast . . . View Full Definition
Biancone: Minor grape grown in Italy and Australia. Listed as an alias name for the Trebbiano (below) in some databases. May be a synonym name for the variety Mostosa found in the former country. In A . . . View Full Definition
Bical: Variety used for white wine production in the Beiras district of Portugal. Can be found as a crisp, mildly aromatic varietal but most often is used in sparkling wine blends.
Bicane: According to the Geilweilerhof database (above) this variety has over twenty synonym names including Chasselas Napoleon and Zanta. Widely grown in Europe and South America where its fruit, n . . . View Full Definition
Big Berry: Reported to be a V.lincecumii variety. Has synonym names Big Bunch and Great Cluster. Markedly vigorous in growth it produces large berries. Much used by T.V. Munson in his grape-breeding wo . . . View Full Definition
Bigolona: No other details other than it is reported to be a black-skinned local variety grown in the Verona district of Veneto province, N.W. Italy.
Black Alicante: Has several synonym names including Long Black Spanish, Black Saint Peters and Gros Maroc. Grown in many countries as a tablegrape it is listed as originating in Spain. Normally ripens in la . . . View Full Definition
Black Beauty: V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) female pollinate variety. Vigorous, large fruit ripening uniformly in mid-late season if 'girdled' (a.ka.a dry scarred). Black skinned fruit goes to 23% sugar. . . . View Full Definition
Black Eagle: Result of a Concord x Black Prince cross dating from 1866. Has synonym name Underhill 8-12. Reported by Hedrick (Grapes of New York, 1912) to be lacking in vigor, hardiness and productivity. . . . View Full Definition
Black Fry: Productive, disease resistant V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) female pollinate variety. Derived from a Fry x Cowart cross. Similar to Fry. Ripens uniformly in early to mid-season to give abou . . . View Full Definition
Black Malvoisie: Variety reportedly used for red wine production in California. Tentatively: may be (or related to) the Malvoisie (Noir) variety grown in Corsica. (No other details as yet.)
Black Riesling: Alias name for Pinot Meunier..
Black Spanish: Has several synonym names including Burgundy, Jacquez, Lenoir and Blue French. N.B:The latter name not to be confused with the same synonym for the V.vinifera Blaufrankisch variety. The name . . . View Full Definition
Black St. Peter: Commonly mentioned in American textbooks as the early 19th century Californian name for the variety subsequently known as Zinfandel.
Word of the Day:
Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.