It is very fruity in a Sauvignon Blanc style. It matures well in a bottle, when it develops tropical fruit flavours.
Developed in Germany in 1972, the Bacchus grape is a cross of Sylvaner X Riesling with Muller Thurgau.
Ripening in October, it produces a wine with a flowery bouquet suggestive of elderflowers.
It is planted widely in the United Kingdom.
Developing well in the bottle, it produces wine of outstanding quality, with a fine bouquet reminiscent of peaches.
Developed in Germany in 1971, the Ortega grape is a cross of Muller Thurgau with Siegrebbe.
It is named after the Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset.
Ortega ripens early, and is therefore an excellent variety in a poor season.
Excellent for still of sparling wines, it needs to ripen well for the wine to develop its fine aroma and its distinctive spicy flavour.
A quality white grape grown widely in Europe over many centuries.
Pinot Gris is known as Rulander in Gernmany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.
It is probably a mutation of Pinot Noir, and produces dark blue grapes.