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Ecce Vineyard intends to have commercial levels of production available for sale by 2009 of the following wine grape and table grape varieties.

Red Wine Grapes - Commercial Quantities Available


Frontenac Red Wine Grapes

Frontenac
University Of Minnesota Release. This variety has excellent winter hardiness (-35 F) and can produce a quality red wine. Has distinctive cherry nose and with deep garnet coloring. Good disease resistance. Late ripening. Acidity can be high but if left to hang on the trellis long enough can be brought into a reasonable level.

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Marquette Red Wine Grapes
Marquette
A new release from the University of Minnesota, this variety is supposed to have excellent winter hardiness and is said to produce a good red wine. Marquette's high sugar and moderate acidity make it very manageable in the winery. Finished wines are complex, with attractive ruby color, pronounced tannins, and desirable notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice on both nose and palate. As a red wine, Marquette represents a new standard in cold hardy viticulture and enology.

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Marechal Foch Red Wine Grapes
Marechal Foch
A red wine variety capable of producing some excellent red wines. This variety ripens much earlier than Frontenac (early to mid September) but does require some winter protection in this region. Some wineries find that hot pressing or carbonic maceration assist in creating the best wines with this variety. Has a semi-trailing growth pattern, good disease resistance and is hardy to -25F.

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Red Wine Grapes - Limited Quantities Available

In Addition to providing Commercial production levels of grapes, Ecce Vineyards will have a number of varieties available for purchase in limited quantities starting in 2010. These varieties include:


Chambourcin Red Wine Grapes
Chambourcin
Moderate winter hardiness and popular planted in zone 5. It ripens late but when it is ripe makes an excellent red wine. Semi-upright growth pattern with some disease susceptibility. Produces an excellent red wine among the best of hybrid varieties.

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Chancellor Red Wine Grapes
Chancellor
Another excellent red wine producer this variety ripens late and has a semi-trailing growth pattern. Moderate winter hardiness needs protection past zone 5. Requires cluster thinning.

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DeChaunac Red Wine Grapes
DeChaunac
This variety has moderate hardiness with moderate disease resistance with some susceptibility to the mildews. It ripens in midseason with a semi-upright growth pattern and makes a fair red wine.

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Landot Red Wine Grapes
Landot
This variety is also known as Landot 4511. It has moderate winter hardiness with a fairly early ripening date. It has been known to make quality red wines in the Northeast. Good aging potential. Hardy to -25F it may require winter protection in some regions.

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Leon Millot Red Wine Grapes
Leon Millot
A cousin to Marechal Foch this vine produces an excellent red wine with a distinct berry aroma. It lacks good winter hardiness however and requires winter protection past zone 5. Trailing growth pattern and ripens early.

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Sabrevois Red Wine Grapes
Sabrevois
Sabrevois is very winter hardy (-35F) and has good disease resistance. It is vigorous and exhibits good upright growth patterns. Said to produce nice aromatic rose's but might also find a place as a blending component in some dry red wines.

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St Croix Red Wine Grapes

St Croix
A Swenson variety. Vinifera like wine quality with low tannins and good hardiness (-32F). Ripens midseason and has a semi-trailing growth pattern. Good resistance to black rot and powdery mildew.

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