The Catawba grape is a hybrid made out of vitis vinifera (traditional French grape style) along with vitis labrusca (the foxier tasting United States grape style) grape.
Catawba is often used to produce sweet wine and ultra-sweet ice wine, in addition to red and rosé table wines. The grape’s high acid profile also makes it suitable as a base for sparkling wine production.
These grapes are easier to grow in the eastern coast of the US than many other “French” grapes, so you often find things like Catawba in the Finger Lake region and New England area.
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