Delaware is a hybrid grape variety developed in the United States, known for its cold-hardiness and used for wine production in the Eastern United States & Japan's Yamanashi region, producing fruity and aromatic wines with flavors of grape, strawberry, and citrus
Varietal origin: Delaware is a hybrid grape variety that was developed in the United States in the mid-19th century by a horticulturist named George W. Campbell. It is a cross between Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera grape species.
Typical taste profile: Delaware wines are known for their fruity and aromatic character, with flavors of grape, strawberry, and citrus. They are often described as semi-sweet to off-dry, with moderate acidity and a light body.
Regional styles: Delaware is primarily grown in the Eastern United States, particularly in states such as Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. It is used to produce both still and sparkling wines, and is often used as a table grape as well. Delaware is also grown in Yamagata prefecture in Japan, where it is used to produce still and sparkling wines. It is known for its early ripening and cold-hardiness, making it suitable for the cooler climate of the region