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Landot noir wine is made by the Baldwin Winery located in the Hudson River Valley of New York State in the United States of America. It is in fact a medal winning wine with a good reputation.
The Landal family is the originator of this Landot 4511 and 244 grape in North America in the 1980s. He reportedly paid a high price to import this grape variety.
By 2001 the popularity of the vines increased and it is thought that the blend of Landot 4511 and 244 grapes is superior to either by themselves.
In 2002 Frontenac escaped official Canadian Government Quarantine. Frontenac is a crossing of Landot 4511 with Riparia. It's qualities are described below. Landot 4511 itself is the progeny of Landal 244 and very will result in more than a few vineyards being started.
On January 14, 2001 at a wine tasting a bottle containing 90% Landot Noir (1999) blended with 10% Cab Merlot finished 10th out of 16 in a blind tasting with some quite expert tasters - no person recognized it as a hybrid.
Descriptions from THE SUPER GIGANTIC Y2K WINEGRAPE GLOSSARY by Anthony J. Hawkins:
Cold-hardy French-american hybrid grape with complex French/American hybrids (ie. Landot 244 x Eger 2) as parents. Mainly used for making fruity red wine of mild intensity that has had international medal recognition. Claimed by some to possess moderate resistance to Pierce's Disease and is successfully grown in several middle-latitude states of the U.S.A.
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