Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bonarda - where does it come from?

Ed, who is the co-founder of Vine Connections just sent this to me...

"Historically, there has been some mystery regarding what this grape variety in Argentina really is. People have said Croatina, Charbono and others. After genetic testing conducted by Carole Meredith at UC Davis, it was recently determined to be the same as the grape known as Corbeau, Douce Noire, or Charbonneau in the Savoie region of France. This would also be the Charbono grape we grow (rarely) in California, but not the same as Bonarda or Charbono grown in Italy’s Piedmont." There you have it folks!
La Posta Bonarda is one of the very rare 100% Bonardas available today - retails around $15. Cheers - Ali

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