Cascade is a hybrid of French and American grapes which results in a light red colored wine. It is slightly acidic in nature. The Cascade is also known as Seibel 13053 and is produced by several wineries in New York.
The early ripening properties of the grape are beneficial for the growers of the North Eastern regions although its susceptibility to virus makes the vine plantings limited in number.
The Cascade is particularly cherished for its aroma but cannot be stored for a long duration. It can also be used to prepare a rose or blush wine instead of a varietal.
Origin of the Cascade Wine
The Cascade first bred in 1956 was not cultivated until 1975. It was originally produced by Albert Seibel and named by the Finger Lake Wine Growing Association in 1970. The blue colored grapes are presumably an inter-specific hybrid between V. Rupestris and V. Lincecumii.
Preparation Facts of Cascade Wine
The small, blue grapes are grown on vigorous vines which are procumbent in nature. Thinning of the clusters is required occasionally to grow the deal grapes for brewing the wine. The grapes ripen early in August along with the Maréchal Foch. Bird damage along with soil borne virii may affect the production of the wine grape to some extent.
Food Pairing With Cascade Wine
The aromatic wine can be paired with mushroom soup or earthy flavored food items. Mediterranean and Thai food also go well with this light red colored varietal.
The Seibel 13053 is best served at room temperature.