Has red fruit but makes white wine with very distinctive spicy aromas that have a selective market appeal. It is distinctly less cold hardy than the best adapted V. vinifera varieties, and its high vigor and long vegetative growth cycle have created problems in many New York vineyards. The large vines result in shaded fruit, uneven ripening, and less than optimal cold hardiness. On favorable sites and with appropriate canopy management techniques, however, production and wine quality can be excellent. We have only tested a single clone from California.