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Grape Variety: Bonarda

Variety Name Bonarda
TTB Approved Name(s) Bonarda
All Synonyms Balsamina, Bonarda dell' Astigiano, Bonarda del Monferrato, Bonarda di Cavaglia, Bonarda di Chieri, Bonarda di Gattinara, Bonarda nera, Bonarda Novarese, Bonarda Piemontese, Driola
Countries of Origin Italy
Species Vitis vinifera
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments Bonarda is a name associated with three distinct varieties in Italy - Bonarda Piemontese, Croatina, and Uva Rara. DNA testing has revealed that the grape variety known as Bonarda in Argentina is in reality the French grape Corbeau. L. Martinez, P. Cavagnaro, J-M Boursiquot, and C. Aguero. 2008. Molecular Characterization of Bonarda-type Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) Cultivars from Argentina, Italy and France, Am J. Enol. Vitic. 59:3, page 287 (2008).

Bonarda Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Bonarda 02
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Bonarda 01, from the former U.C. Foothill Experiment Station in Jackson, California
Treatments Heat treatment 170 days , Tissue Culture Excision
Comments This selection was created by heat treatment therapy from Bonarda 01. Bonarda 01 was collected from the former University of California Foothill Experiment Station in Jackson, California, in 1965 and was planted in the FPS foundation vineyard in 1967. Bonarda 02 was taken from Bonarda 01 in 1982 and underwent heat treatment therapy for 170 days. After successful completion of testing, Bonarda 02 was planted in the foundation vineyard in 1989.