I just received an interesting email from my good friend Steve Casscles. You may recognize Steve from his many articles about wine grapes or his book “Grapes of the Hudson Valley and Other Cool Climate Regions of the U.S. and Canada” available on Amazon.com. Steve is a winemaker at Sabba Vineyard in New York’s Hudson Valley. He wanted me to share the exciting news with my readers that Sabba Vineyard has embarked on a new project and is offering a very limited quantity (about 20 gallons) of wine made from heritage wine grapes. Steve and Sabba Vineyard owner Abby Youghabi have worked tirelessly at preserving these and many other heritage grapes so they can be enjoyed by future generations. Anyone interested in purchasing these unique wines can go to sabbavineyard.com and click on “Order Now” to view the wines or use this link: http://sabbavineyard.com/s/order At this time they are offering:
-Baccchus Marion – a Ricketts Red variety developed in the Hudson Valley in the 1870s a flinty red variety, medium body, but a true wine grape developed in the 19th century (which was unique then) $25
– Baco Blanc – as steely and flinty white with fruits of soft lemons and green apples. The variety is used a lot in Cognac and Armanac to make brandy. $25
– Pallmer Noir – a chance hybrid Steve found at his farm. A big Malbec kind of wine.with lots of vinifera in its genetic makeup. $25
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Thanks so much for posting this. It has taken a few decades to identify these grape varieties and to grow them in a quantity to offer these fun varieties to the public. Very importantly, they are good in the field and in the glass.
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