American hybrid (CLVB) between Salado and Pense. Large clustered, 22mm berries. Nearly perfect juice chemistry even under the most difficult conditions. Highly heat and drought tolerant. Demonstrates a high degree of disease tolerance. Adapts well to a wide range of soil conditions. Suitable for use in high calcium soils. Somewhat ozone sensitive near urban centers. Prolific under good growing conditions. Wine has very fresh fruit flavor and displays a deep purple color. Makes an outstanding dry red table wine. Pairs well with beef, grilled vegetables, or chocolate deserts.
Primary Use: Wine
USDA Winter Hardiness: Zone 5
Harvest Season: Early Season
Sugg. Distance Between Vines: 8 ft.
Black Rot: Slightly susceptible or sensitive
Downy Mildew: Slightly susceptible or sensitive
Powdery Mildew: Slightly susceptible or sensitive
Botrytis: Slightly susceptible or sensitive