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.
Excellent for still or sparkling 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.
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.