Hardy to around -25F. Strong vigor and a semi upright growth habit. Lots of tendrils. Ripens late to around 22 brix. Good varietal wines have been made in a dry and semi dry style and are clean and fruity with good acidity similar to Seyval blanc, one of its parents. Citrus, apple, pear, and apricot have been noted in the nose. Also does well when lightly oaked or barrel fermented. This is one of the leading white wine varieties in some upper midwestern states and does very well in moderate sites of the northeast. Selected by Elmer Swenson.