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L'Acadie Blanc

The white grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Cascade (Seibel 13-053) x Seyve-Villard 14-287(Seibel 4746 x Muscat du Moulin). Acadie, L'Acadie, L Acadie Blanc, La'Cadie, V 53261 and Vineland 53-261. Genes of Vitis aestivalis, Vitis berlandieri, Vitis cinerea, Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis riparia, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera are included. The hybrid was crossed in 1953 by Ollie A. Bradt in Niagara-Ontario (Canada). It was then sent to the Nova Scotia Research Centre where it was named after the former French province of Acadia. The early to medium ripening vine is resistant to frost down to minus 25 °Celsius and to botrytis due to its loose grapes. It produces flowery, rather low-acid white wines with honey aromas. The variety is mainly cultivated in Canada in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario on 65 hectares. There are further stocks in some states in the north-west of the USA. In 2016, however, only the Canadian stock was reported (Kym Anderson statistics).

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