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Chambourcin grapes can you use them for the table and wine making?

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salcoco

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I would think that wine grapes are sweeter than table grapes.
 

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There are a couple wineries here in NM growing it. Here is one making both a table wine as well as a late harvest dessert (port style) wine.



 

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I make a chambourcin wine every year and it makes both a wonderful rose and also a nice barrel-aged dry wine. The acid can run a little high for me since I'm not able to let them hang as long as a I want due to imminent frost in early October, but it doesn't seem to be any more tart than a Barbera or Tempranillo. The grapes usually get to about 21brix at my site.

As a table grape though, I'd give it a pass and reach for a catawba grape. Chambourcin grapes are big but light in flavor.
 

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