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Catawba is a red grape with a white or light rose juice.  It is a spicy flavored seeded slipskin with a pronounced labrusca aroma.  It is a great jelly grape with it's distinct flavor.  It requires a long ripening season and if growing conditions permit, it will have decent brix and great color.  The vines are vigorous, hardy and productive. They are susceptible to fungal diseases. 

By nature and ripening conditions permitted , it tends to have a high to very high acid and is blended with other lower acid grapes (Niagara) or water to adjust.   Most pink Catawba or red cat wines have had the color enhanced with a red.  It is popular locally as a sweet still or sparkling wine.



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