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Bacchus

Bacchus is a white grape variety, known for making crisp and aromatic wines. It is a crossing of Silvaner x Riesling with Müller-Thurgau, and is now primarily grown in Germany and England.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Bacchus has a light green or yellow-green colour with a hint of yellow, and a distinctively crisp and fruity aroma. Its taste profile is characterised by a light body, fine acidity, and a pleasant balance of citrus, green apple and herbaceous flavours.

Fresh Bacchus grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Bacchus is primarily grown in Germany, notably in Rheinhessen and Franken. It is also grown in England, where it is regarded as the "English Sauvignon Blanc" Bacchus is a relatively low-yielding grape, and so tends to be grown in cooler climates and on soils with good drainage. For winemaking, it is best suited to stainless steel fermentation, as this helps to preserve the crisp, aromatic characters of the variety. In Germany, Bacchus is most commonly used to make dry wines with a light body and crisp acidity. These wines can be characterised by their intense aromatics and a hint of spice. In England, the style is slightly different, and the wines tend to be slightly richer in texture, with a greater depth of fruit flavour. Bacchus wines are best enjoyed with light dishes such as seafood, salads, and mild cheeses. The crisp acidity and tropical fruit flavours of the wine pair particularly well with seafood and salads.

Foods to pair with Bacchus:

Fish
Salad
Light meat
Fun Fact about Bacchus
Bacchus was created in Germany in the 1930s, by crossing Silvaner and Riesling. It was named after the Roman God of Wine, Bacchus.

Top Wines with Bacchus

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Martin Worner Marto Weiss

Marto

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Marto Weiss is a highly regarded wine known for its exceptional quality and distinct character. Produced in a renowned appellation, this wine showcases the expertise of its skilled winemakers. The vineyard where the grapes are grown boasts unique features that contribute to the wine's exceptional flavor profile. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is crafted with precision and care. Marto Weiss is known for its elegant and refined style, offering a harmonious balance of flavors and aromas. With its exceptional craftsmanship and distinctive style, Marto Weiss is a wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.
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Peter Brum Bacchus

Peter Brum

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Peter Brum Bacchus, a semi-sweet wine hailing from Rheinhessen, Germany, is a delightful creation by the esteemed Peter Brum winery. This region, renowned for its winemaking tradition, provides optimal conditions for the Bacchus grape. The vineyard features showcase a mix of well-draining soils and a favorable climate. Meticulously crafted through traditional winemaking methods, this semi-sweet offering strikes a harmonious balance. The Bacchus grape's aromatic profile shines through with floral and fruity notes, offering a pleasantly sweet taste tempered by a hint of acidity. This versatile wine stands as a testament to the producer's commitment to quality, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a nuanced and approachable German wine.
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Food Pairing:
blue cheese
spicy dishes
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