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Grape Variety: Black Spanish

Variety Name Black Spanish
TTB Approved Name(s) Lenoir
Common Synonyms Jacquez, Lenoir
All Synonyms Alabama, Archer, Black El Paso, Black July, Black Lenoir, Black Souvigon, Black Spanish, Blue French, Blue Grape of the South, Burgundy, Cigar Box Grape, Clarence, Devereaux, Devereux, Early Black, El Paso, Harris, Jac, Jack, Jacques, Jacques a Gros Grains, Jacquet, Jacquez, July Sherry, Le Noir, Lenoir Jacquez, Long, Longworth's Ohio, Ohio
Countries of Origin United States
Species Vitis aestivalis x Vitis vinifera
Pedigree Vitis aestivalis, Vitis vinifera
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine, Jelly, Juice, Table
Comments This variety is known in Europe by the prime name Jacquez. Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Two of the synonyms used in the United States for the variety, Lenoir and Black Spanish, have been confirmed by DNA analysis. Jerry Dangl, Plant Identification Lab Manager, Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis. The Black Spanish variety is grown in Texas, where it is used to make port wines. It is reportedly resistant to Pierce's Disease. Jacques and Listan Prieto (Mission in the United States) share the synonym Black Spanish but are not the same variety.

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