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Baco Noir grape variety
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Baco Noir is a red wine grape that is grown in the north east of the United States and also some parts of eastern Canada. It is a tannic grape that is also very robust and has the ability to ripen in very cool climates.
It is a hybrid grape that was originally propagated in France using Folle Blanche vines crossed with a native North American vine. It was taken to the Lakes District of the United States and has spread from there to Canada.
It is used to make a range of wine styles in the same way that Gamay can be used to produce light, fruity wines through to giant blockbusters.
Recently some experimental plantings have been made in Tasmania at the Three Willows Vineyard near Deloraine.
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