|Color of berry skin||White|
|Also called||New York 65.444.4|
|Notable regions||New York, Maryland Kansas|
|General||Light, high acidity|
Melody is a hybrid white wine grape variety produced from a cross of Seyval blanc and a grape called Geneva White 5, which is itself a cross between Pinot blanc and Ontario. Melody produces a light white with notes of peach and honeysuckle, and refreshing acidity, even at low sugar levels (0.7%-0.6% RS).
Melody is grown in the Finger Lakes AVA, with the first commercial plantings in New York being made at Wagner vineyards by Stanley "Bill" Wagner in 1984, with the first vintage released with grapes grown in 1986. The grape was also commercially planted in Maryland.
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