Alicante Bouschet Grapes
Alicante Bouschet is a wine grape variety that has been widely cultivated since 1866.Its thick skin made it resistant to rot during the transportation process. The intense red color was also helpful for stretching the wine during prohibition, as it could be diluted without detracting from the appearance.Alicante Bouschet is a very productive grape that can bear crops as large as 12 tons per acre and must be controlled from its tendency to over crop. In addition to red flesh and juice, it has thick and tough skins. The grape's acidity can be problematic, too high in cooler regions, too low in warmer ones.Dark juiced hybrid grape that can produce deep dark wines, with spice, rich fruit and a gentle earthiness.