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Bacchus 2005

Bacchus 2005 Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: A true reflection of the warm and sunny summer of 2005. Another relative of the Riesling, this white wine is fruity and refreshing. Great for sipping or to match seafood and chicken dishes.

Varietal Definition
Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus is found in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia, in the United Kingdom, and most widely in its native Germany, where it flourishes in the heart of German bulk wine production and beer country. Two-thirds of its German production is in the Rheinhessen and much of the rest is in the Franconia district, famous for its Bavarian wheat beers. Created by crossing a Müller-Thurgau with a Silvaner-Riesling cross, this white wine-producing varietal adapts to a broad range of climates. Bacchus benefits from its ability to grow in less favorable vineyard sites than Riesling and even Müller-Thurgau. It produces full-bodied wines, with attractive fruit and floral characteristics, similar to Muscat. As an early budder, this varietal is susceptible to spring frosts, and its lack of acidity can prove challenging. In cool years, its inability to ripen fully and to express its Muscat-like character does not allow vignerons to effectively use the grape to moderate the aci


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