Baco noir

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Baco noir
Grape (Vitis)
Baco Noir vines.jpg
Baco Noir vines before budding
(November 2006 in Nova Scotia).
Colour of berry skin noir
Also called Baco 1, Baco N°1, Baco #1, Bacoi, Bago, Bakon, Bako Speiskii
Notable regions Ontario, New York, Michigan, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oregon
Wine characteristics
General Medium body, deeply tinted

Baco noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR) is a hybrid red wine grape variety produced from a cross of Vitis vinifera var. Folle blanche, a French wine grape, and an unknown variety of Vitis riparia indigenous to North America.

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In 1951 the variety was brought to the cooler viticulture regions of North America, such as Ontario, New York, Michigan, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Oregon. In 1955 the variety was brought back to Canada, where the "George" clonal variety is commonly used. Baco noir was the target of a vine-pull program in Canada in the early 1980s, which means that there are few older plots of this varietal left in Canada.

Oregon's first Baco noir vines were imported by Philippe Girardet in 1971 for his winery located in the Umpqua Valley.

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