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Re: What will the next successful Italian variety here?

by Carl Eppig » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:26 am

Thomas wrote:What do you think makes this so?


Because they adapt, and not all the same. Grand champs are mother and son. The second best group is Merlot & Chard, and you could probably thow in Syrah. The third group experiences difficulty. Most other grapes don't adapt very well except in very special places; for example Malbec in Mendoza.
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Re: What will the next successful Italian variety here?

by Thomas » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:25 pm

Carl Eppig (Middleton, NH wrote:
Thomas wrote:What do you think makes this so?


Because they adapt, and not all the same. Grand champs are mother and son. The second best group is Merlot & Chard, and you could probably thow in Syrah. The third group experiences difficulty. Most other grapes don't adapt very well except in very special places; for example Malbec in Mendoza.


Carl,

I understand that they adapt, or they wouldn't, well, be adapting. My question goes to why it might be that they do adapt and others don't.

I haven't read or seen any research on that particular subject--would love to know if any exists. I think it's a fascinating subject.
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Re: What will the next successful Italian variety here?

by Isaac » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:48 pm

Thomas wrote:In NE Italy, a great deal of the Pinot Grigio is far better than jazzed up water. Now, Santa Margawreaking is another story...
The same can be said for the Pinot Gris in Oregon. Much of it is far better than jazzed-up water.
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