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Varietal Character


Appellations Growing Espirit Grapes

Appellations producing the most Espirit wines:

Espirit Grape Details

ESPIRIT: Patented American x Vinifera cultivar developed by Elmer Swenson as suitable for wine or table use in short season, cold regions such as southwestern Wisconsin. A seedling derived from Villard Blanc it is claimed to possess some resemblance as a white wine to that produced from the Chardonnay variety. Ripens early to mid-season (ie. usually around mid-September). (source: THE SUPER GIGANTIC Y2K WINEGRAPE GLOSSARY by Anthony J. Hawkins This version updated 13-OCT-2007)