Bacchus

White Grapes

Bacchus

Bred in the Pfalz and named after the Latin term for Dionysos, "the Greek God of Wine", Bacchus is a crossing of (Silvaner x Riesling) x Müller-Thurgau.

If this grape ripens sufficiently, fruity wines with a distinctive, aromatic bouquet and a light Muscat tone can be created. Bacchus is primarly cultivated in Rheinhessen and Franken. While at first this variety started to spread across the country and reached its maximum in 1985, when 3.6% of all German vineyards were planted with the Bacchus grape, today it is found rarely (1.7% in 2016).