Wine Grapes Glossary
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Blanc Du Bois: White-wine producer cultivar with Muscat-like flavor released (1987) for use in Florida where it has had medal winning success for vaguely Riesling-like varietal still wine and sparkling win . . . View Full Definition
Blanc Du Valdigne: Has several synonym names including Blanc de Morgex. Indigenous variety grown in the Val d'Aosta region of Italy. Claimed to be free of phylloxera attack in its high altitude, rocky habitat. . . . View Full Definition
Bland: Oldline (reported before 1804) American variety regarded as a labrusca/vinifera hybrid of found unknown provenance. Has many synonym names including Bland's Fox, Bland's Madeira, Red Scupper . . . View Full Definition
Blauburger: Cultivar developed circa 1920 at the Klosterneuburg Viticultural College, Austria that resulted from a Portuguiser x Blaufränkisch cross. Mainly grown in Austria where it is used to create a . . . View Full Definition
Blauburgunder: Clone of Pinot Noir widely grown in Germany and Austria. Also known as Spätburgunder or Blauer Burgunder in Austria. Recent DNA profile analysis has shown differences between individual clon . . . View Full Definition
Blaufränkisch: Once thought to be a Gamay type clone variety but now regarded as a separate variety grown in Austria. New evidence from DNA profiling possibly indicates a parentage of Gouais Blanc and an u . . . View Full Definition
Blondin: Variety reported to be a complex hybrid with Post Oak, Norton, Herbemont and Ten Dollar Prize parentage. It is reported by Hedrick (Grapes of New York, 1912) to be a T.V. Munson hybrid devel . . . View Full Definition
Blue Eye: Released by the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station at Mountain Grove. Introduced in 1947, this black grape has a high percentage of native V. lincecumii x V.rupestris in its ancestry ie . . . View Full Definition
Blue Lake: Developed by the University of Florida, this grape has good resistance to Pierce's Disease and better resistance to other fungi diseases than most other Southern State red fleshed bunchgrape . . . View Full Definition
Bluebell: Derived from a Beta cross with an unknown variety. Is high quality blue seeded cultivar developed by Univ. Minnesota that produces small Concord type fruit ripening around 2-3 weeks earlier . . . View Full Definition
Boal: Has alias name of Bual and, under this name, the grapes are mostly used in the production of medium rich fortified wines that come from the island of Madeira. According to the Geilweilerhof . . . View Full Definition
Bobal: Has synonym names Provechón and Requena. Red-wine grape extensively grown in Spain. Produces deeply colored wine suitable for blending that has superior ageing abilities when produced from o . . . View Full Definition
Bogazkere: Variety grown in Turkey and used to make a red wine suitable for mixing with others such as Gamay and Cinsault to create light bodied blends having moderate tannins and acidity. No other det . . . View Full Definition
Bogdanusa: Grown in Croatia (former Yugoslavia), this variety produces brown-freckled green skinned medium-large berries formed in somewhat dense clusters. They are used to create mildly appley, light . . . View Full Definition
Bokay: Has synonym name G-994. Introduced 1947 by the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station as derived from a Captain x Terret Monstre cross. Is sibling of the Eleven Point and Gasconade varietie . . . View Full Definition
Bombino Bianco: (a.k.a Trebbiano d'Abruzzo in the Abruzzo). Widely grown in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Used as a white blending wine or, in the Abruzzo region, as a local 'vino di tavola' that rep . . . View Full Definition
Bombino Nero: (See Bombino Bianca above).
Bonamico: Variety found in central Italy and Sardinia that is used for red wine, raisin and rootstock production. Synonym names include Canaiolo Romano (ie. possibly related to the variety Canaiolo (N . . . View Full Definition
Bonarda: Variety extensively grown in Argentina, currently thought by some to be totally unrelated to the variety of the same name grown in Italy and is actually the Charbono variety imported in the . . . View Full Definition
Bonarda (Piemontese): Minor red grape grown in Piedmont region of Italy. Makes fruity red wine of mild intensity when blended with wine from Barbera grape.
Bonarda Novarese: Alternate name for Uva Rara grape..
Bondola: Relatively rare indigenous red wine grape of southern Switzerland.
Bonvedro: Minor grape grown in Italy and Australia. In the latter country it is also known under the alias name of False Carignan.
Bonvino Nero: (See Cesanese below).
Bordo: Synonym name for the Cabernet Franc grape when grown in NE. Italy.