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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 4 → Subpart J


Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
PART 4—LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF WINE


Subpart J—American Grape Variety Names


Contents
§4.91   List of approved names.
§4.92   Alternative names permitted for temporary use.
§4.93   Approval of grape variety names.

Source: T.D. ATF-370, 61 FR 539, Jan. 8, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

§4.91   List of approved names.

The following grape variety names have been approved by the Administrator for use as type designations for American wines. When more than one name may be used to identify a single variety of grape, the synonym is shown in parentheses following the grape variety names. Grape variety names may appear on labels of wine in upper or in lower case, and may be spelled with or without the hyphens or diacritic marks indicated in the following list.

Aglianico

Agawam

Albariño (Alvarinho)

Albemarle

Aleatico

Alicante Bouschet

Aligoté

Alvarelhão

Alvarinho (Albariño)

Arneis

Aurore

Auxerrois

Bacchus

Baco blanc

Baco noir

Barbera

Beacon

Beclan

Bellandais

Beta

Biancolella

Black Corinth

Black Malvoisie (Cinsaut)

Black Monukka

Black Muscat (Muscat Hamburg)

Black Pearl

Blanc Du Bois

Blaufränkish (Lemberger, Limberger)

Blue Eye

Bonarda

Bountiful

Brianna

Burdin 4672

Burdin 5201

Burdin 11042

Burgaw

Burger

Cabernet Diane

Cabernet Doré

Cabernet franc

Cabernet Pfeffer

Cabernet Sauvignon

Calzin

Campbell Early (Island Belle)

Canada Muscat

Canaiolo (Canaiolo Nero)

Canaiolo Nero (Canaiolo)

Captivator

Carignan (Carignane)

Carignane (Carignan)

Carlos

Carmenère

Carmine

Carnelian

Cascade

Castel 19-637

Catawba

Cayuga White

Centurion

Chambourcin

Chancellor

Charbono

Chardonel

Chardonnay

Chasselas doré

Chelois

Chenin blanc

Chief

Chowan

Cinsaut (Black Malvoisie)

Clairette blanche

Clinton

Colombard (French Colombard)

Colobel

Corot noir

Cortese

Corvina

Concord

Conquistador

Couderc noir

Counoise

Cowart

Creek

Crimson Cabernet

Cynthiana (Norton)

Dearing

De Chaunac

Delaware

Diamond

Dixie

Dolcetto

Doreen

Dornfelder

Dulcet

Durif (Petite Sirah)

Dutchess

Early Burgundy

Early Muscat

Edelweiss

Eden

Ehrenfelser

Ellen Scott

Elvira

Emerald Riesling

Erbaluce

Favorite

Feher Szagos

Fernão Pires

Fern Munson

Fiano

Flame Tokay

Flora

Florental

Folle blanche

Forastera

Fredonia

Freedom

Freisa

French Colombard (Colombard)

Frontenac

Frontenac gris

Fry

Fumé blanc (Sauvignon blanc)

Furmint

Gamay noir

Garnacha (Grenache, Grenache noir)

Garnacha blanca (Grenache blanc)

Garronet

Geneva Red 7

Gewürztraminer

Gladwin 113

Glennel

Gold

Golden Isles

Golden Muscat

Graciano

Grand Noir

Green Hungarian

Grenache (Garnacha, Grenache noir)

Grenache blanc (Garnacha blanca)

Grenache noir (Garnacha, Grenache)

Grignolino

Grillo

Gros Verdot

Grüner Veltliner

Helena

Herbemont

Higgins

Horizon

Hunt

Iona

Interlaken

Isabella

Island Belle (Campbell Early)

Ives

James

Jewell

Joannes Seyve 12-428

Joannes Seyve 23-416

Kerner

Kay Gray

Kleinberger

La Crescent

LaCrosse

Lagrein

Lake Emerald

Lambrusco

Landal

Landot noir

Lenoir

Léon Millot

Lemberger (Blaufränkish, Limberger)

Limberger (Blaufränkisch, Lemberger)

Louise Swenson

Lucie Kuhlmann

Madeline Angevine

Magnolia

Magoon

Malbec

Malvasia bianca (Moscato greco)

Mammolo

Maréchal Foch

Marquette

Marsanne

Mataro (Monastrell, Mourvèdre)

Melody

Melon (Melon de Bourgogne)

Melon de Bourgogne (Melon)

Merlot

Meunier (Pinot Meunier)

Mish

Mission

Missouri Riesling

Monastrell (Mataro, Mourvèdre)

Mondeuse (Refosco)

Montefiore

Montepulciano

Moore Early

Morio-Muskat

Moscato greco (Malvasia bianca)

Mourvèdre (Mataro)

Mourvèdre (Mataro, Monastrell)

Müller-Thurgau

Münch

Muscadelle

Muscat blanc (Muscat Canelli)

Muscat Canelli (Muscat blanc)

Muscat du Moulin

Muscat Hamburg (Black Muscat)

Muscat of Alexandria

Muscat Ottonel

Naples

Nebbiolo

Négrette

Negrara

Negro Amaro

Nero d'Avola

New York Muscat

Niagara

Noah

Noble

Noiret

Norton (Cynthiana)

Ontario

Orange Muscat

Palomino

Pamlico

Pedro Ximenes

Peloursin

Petit Bouschet

Petit Manseng

Petit Verdot

Petite Sirah (Durif)

Peverella

Picpoul (Piquepoul blanc)

Pinotage

Pinot blanc

Pinot Grigio (Pinot gris)

Pinot gris (Pinot Grigio)

Pinot Meunier (Meunier)

Pinot noir

Piquepoul blanc (Picpoul)

Prairie Star

Precoce de Malingre

Pride

Primitivo

Princess

Rayon d'Or

Ravat 34

Ravat 51 (Vignoles)

Ravat noir

Redgate

Refosco (Mondeuse)

Regale

Reliance

Riesling (White Riesling)

Rkatsiteli (Rkatziteli)

Rkatziteli (Rkatsiteli)

Roanoke

Rondinella

Rosette

Roucaneuf

Rougeon

Roussanne

Royalty

Rubired

Ruby Cabernet

St. Croix

St. Laurent

St. Pepin

St. Vincent

Sabrevois

Sagrantino

Saint Macaire

Salem

Salvador

Sangiovese

Sauvignon blanc (Fumé blanc)

Sauvignon gris

Scarlet

Scheurebe

Sémillon

Sereksiya

Seyval (Seyval blanc)

Seyval blanc (Seyval)

Shiraz (Syrah)

Siegerrebe

Siegfried

Southland

Souzão

Steuben

Stover

Sugargate

Sultanina (Thomspon Seedless)

Summit

Suwannee

Sylvaner

Symphony

Syrah (Shiraz)

Swenson Red

Tannat

Tarheel

Taylor

Tempranillo (Valdepeñas)

Teroldego

Thomas

Thompson Seedless (Sultanina)

Tinta Madeira

Tinto cão

Tocai Friulano

Topsail

Touriga

Traminer

Traminette

Trebbiano (Ugni blanc)

Trousseau

Trousseau gris

Ugni blanc (Trebbiano)

Valdepeñas (Tempranillo)

Valdiguié

Valerien

Valiant

Valvin Muscat

Van Buren

Veeblanc

Veltliner

Ventura

Verdelet

Verdelho

Vergennes

Vermentino

Vidal blanc

Vignoles (Ravat 51)

Villard blanc

Villard noir

Vincent

Viognier

Vivant

Welsch Rizling

Watergate

Welder

White Riesling (Riesling)

Wine King

Yuga

Zinfandel

Zinthiana

Zweigelt

[T.D. ATF-370, 61 FR 539, Jan. 8, 1996, as amended by T.D. ATF-417, 64 FR 49388, Sept. 13, 1999; T.D. ATF-433, 65 FR 78096, Dec. 14, 2000; T.D. ATF-466, 66 FR 49280, Sept. 27, 2001; T.D. ATF-475, 67 FR 11918, Mar. 18, 2002; T.D. ATF-481, 67 FR 56481, Sept. 4, 2002; T.D. TTB-95, 76 FR 66628, Oct. 25, 2011]

§4.92   Alternative names permitted for temporary use.

The following alternative names shown in the left column may be used as the type designation for American wine in lieu of the name of the grape variety shown in the right column. Alternative names listed in the left column may only be used for wine bottled prior to the date indicated.

(a) Wines bottled prior to January 1, 1997.

Alternative Name/Name

Baco 1—Baco noir

Baco 22A—Baco blanc

Bastardo—Trousseau

Black Spanish—Lenoir

Burdin 7705—Florental

Cayuga—Cayuga White

Chancellor noir—Chancellor

Chasselas—Chasselas doré

Chevrier—Sémillon

Chelois noir—Chelois

Couderc 71-20—Couderc noir

Couderc 299-35—Muscat du Moulin

Foch—Maréchal Foch

Franken Riesling—Sylvaner

Gutedel—Chasselas doré

Ives Seedling—Ives

Jacquez—Lenoir

Joannes Seyve 26-205—Chambourcin

Landot 244—Landal

Landot 4511—Landot noir

Millot—Leon Millot

Moore's Diamond—Diamond

Norton Seedling—Norton

Pfeffer Cabernet—Cabernet Pfeffer

Pineau de la Loire—Chenin blanc

Pinot Chardonnay—Chardonnay

Ravat 262—Ravat noir

Ruländer—Pinot gris

Seibel 128—Salvador

Seibel 1000—Rosette

Seibel 4986—Rayon d'Or

Seibel 5279—Aurore

Seibel 5898—Rougeon

Seibel 7053—Chancellor

Seibel 8357—Colobel

Seibel 9110—Verdelet

Seibel 9549—De Chaunac

Seibel 10878—Chelois

Seibel 13053—Cascade

Seibel 14596—Bellandais

Seyve-Villard 5-276—Seyval

Seyve-Villard 12-309—Roucaneuf

Seyve-Villard 12-375—Villard blanc

Seyve-Villard 18-283—Garronet

Seyve-Villard 18-315—Villard noir

Seyve-Villard 23-410—Valerien

Sweetwater—Chasselas doré

Verdelet blanc—Verdelet

Vidal 256—Vidal blanc

Virginia Seedling—Norton

Wälschriesling—Welsch Rizling

Welschriesling—Welsch Rizling

(b) Wines bottled prior to January 1, 1999.

Alternative Name/Name

Cabernet—Cabernet Sauvignon

Grey Riesling—Trousseau gris

Muscat Frontignan—Muscat blanc

Muscat Pantelleria—Muscat of Alexandria

Napa Gamay—Valdiquié

Pinot Saint George—Négrette

Sauvignon vert—Muscadelle

(c) Wines bottled prior to January 1, 2006.

Alternative Name/Name

Johannisberg Riesling—Riesling

(d) Wines bottled prior to October 29, 2012.

Alternative Name/Name

Agwam—Agawam

[T.D. ATF-370, 61 FR 539, Jan. 8, 1996, as amended by T.D. ATF-417, 64 FR 49388, Sept. 13, 1999; T.D. TTB-95, 76 FR 66629, Oct. 27, 2011]

§4.93   Approval of grape variety names.

(a) Any interested person may petition the Administrator for the approval of a grape variety name. The petition may be in the form of a letter and should provide evidence of the following—

(1) Acceptance of the new grape variety,

(2) The validity of the name for identifying the grape variety,

(3) That the variety is used or will be used in winemaking, and

(4) That the variety is grown and used in the United States.

(b) For the approval of names of new grape varieties, documentation submitted with the petition to establish the items in paragraph (a) of this section may include—

(1) reference to the publication of the name of the variety in a scientific or professional journal of horticulture or a published report by a professional, scientific or winegrowers' organization,

(2) reference to a plant patent, if so patented, and

(3) information pertaining to the commercial potential of the variety, such as the acreage planted and its location or market studies.

(c) The Administrator will not approve a grape variety name if:

(1) The name has previously been used for a different grape variety;

(2) The name contains a term or name found to be misleading under §4.39; or

(3) The name of a new grape variety contains the term “Riesling.”

(d) For new grape varieties developed in the United States, the Administrator may determine if the use of names which contain words of geographical significance, place names, or foreign words are misleading under §4.39. The Administrator will not approve the use of a grape variety name found to be misleading.

(e) The Administrator shall publish the list of approved grape variety names at least annually in the Federal Register.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under Control Number 1512-0513)



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