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Origin: Developed by crossing S. 5163 and S. 800. Named in 1970 by the Finger Lakes Wine Grower’s Association.

New York Introduction: Uncertain

Atwater Introduction: 1978

Acreage: Atwater Estate Vineyards: 1.1 acres / Total New York:69 acres

Taste and Aroma Characteristics: Can produce a light to medium-bodied pleasant red wine. Often used in a blend to produce “Nouveau” wines.

How we use it: As it’s name states, this grape is “chancellor” to our beginner’s red wine.