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 very fruity in a Sauvignon Blanc style. It matures well in a bottle, when it develops tropical fruit flavours.
It is planted widely in the United Kingdom.