Grape genes mapped to track down best Chardonnay (Canada)

Grape genes mapped to track down best Chardonnay (Canada)

Buying a bad bottle of Chardonnay laced with bitter tannins may soon be a thing of the past if Hennie van Vuuren has his way. The Montreal Gazette reports in what is believed to be the first project of its kind, van Vuuren and the Wine Research Centre at the University of British Columbia will map the genes of 15 known clones of the Chardonnay grape vine in an effort to identify which ones are best for planting.

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