Was Durif (aka Petite Sirah) an intentional cross, or a discovery? I thought it was the former, but now I'm not so sure. If it was an intentional cross then it'd be a man made grape that is appreciated.

As for Pinotage, or for the ones I've tried (I've tried a few, including being at a Pinotage tasting), I think its lack of acceptance is deserved.

The fact that crossing Cab Franc with Sav Blanc gave us Cab Sav shows that hybridizing grapes is a tricky business.

Edited by Eric Lundblad (07-08-2009 01:18:28)
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