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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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American hybrid grown successfully in new york state. This vitis labrusca variety is vigorous, productive, and withstands low temperatures well. Known as the white answer to concord, one of its parents, it makes wines with a particularly foxy flavour. It was created in Niagara, New York, in 1866 and is now planted widely in New York state, Canada, and Brazil. For details of Niagara, Canada, see ontario.