Baco Noir is an intriguing hybrid red grape variety that has a fascinating history. This variety was carefully developed in the 19th century in the beautiful country of France by combining Folle Blanche and a mysterious American variety, presumably belonging to Vitis Riparia. One of the most fascinating aspects of Baco Noir is that it possesses a natural resistance to many vine diseases, which is why it is a popular choice among winemakers. This vine is famous for thriving in cooler climates due to its ability to ripen late. Baco Noir usually produces wines that are not only deep in colour but also rich in flavour. The wine's high tannins are partly responsible for creating its unique flavour profile, which ranges from hints of dark fruits such as blackberry, plum and black cherry to delicate spices and earthy notes. It is also endowed with incredible acidity. Although Baco Noir is often used as a blending grape, it has gained significant recognition as a single varietal wine in North America and Europe.
It is particularly popular in the USA and Canada, where in 1951 it was brought to the cooler regions of North America, such as British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New York, Michigan, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Oregon.