WINE SCHOOL 6 - 12 July 2020

REGION: England > South East > Sussex


GRAPE: Seyval Blanc

Seyval Blanc is one of the most successful of the Seyve-Villard series of hybrids developed in the early 20th century by French hybridizers Bertille Seyve and (his father-in-law) Victor Villard. A reliable cool climate grape, it is grown in Canada, eastern USA, England and Wales.

As it contains some non-Vinifera genes, EU legislation excludes wines made with Seyval Blanc from the highest quality classifications. Nevertheless it can produce appealing wines that are appetisingly citrussy with refreshing minerality - perfect for a summer aperitif or picnic - and is found in a number of notable English sparkling wines.

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