A blue grape that is a cross between Rotberger x Reichensteiner and Seibel (also known as Chancellor), originating from the Forschungsanstalt (research facility) Geisenheim, Germany. It is resistant to mildew as well as botrytis, a so called called PIWI (pilzwiderstandsfähig) variety. It is an early ripening and high yielding vine with solid red-blue grapes in large, relatively loose, clusters. It gives an elegant harmonious wine with a good mouthfeel and a fruity aroma. The grape is used for red wine, rosé and as a table grape.
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Why is the Bolero grape grown in Sweden?
Bolero was created to be resistant to the cooler climates of some German wine regions but proved to suit the climate in southern Sweden as well. In a cooler and rainier climate the risk of mildew infestation increases, which make PIWI-grapes like Bolero more suitable.
How come I have not heard of the Bolero grape before?
The Bolero grape is not as common as the red Rondo grape, which in turn is less common than several white varieties. It is grown and used for winemaking in Sweden, but not to a great extent. It is a bit more common in Denmark and is grown to only a small extent in Germany