• This is the latest ripening variety of the Bordeaux family of grapes. It produces rich colored wines with high tannins. The clusters and berries are small. It is grown throughout the world in small quantities. But, it is not considered a winter hearty variety.
  • Montepulciano is notable grape variety in Italy.  It is a productive, late ripening variety that likes a hot, dry growing season.  It is susceptible to Winter temperatures below 20 degrees F so is not recommended in cold climates.  Typically, it is used in high quality wines of Central and Southern Italy.  The wines produced have a deep ruby color with moderate acidity.
  • Marquette is a French-American hybrid variety, proprietary to the University of Minnesota. Marquette is promising for cold-climate producers and is less susceptible to fungi such as powdery mildew and black rot.


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