Professor Chris Howe on the parentage of Chardonnay
This show was published 11 June 2010
Chris catches up with Chris Howe, professor of plant and microbial biochemistry at Cambridge University and the man who discovered the parentage of the Chardonnay grape. Chardonnay's female parent is Gouais Blanc and the father was Pinot Noir but this cross gave way to many other cultivars. Chris Howe also tell us about plant chemistry and describes how the vine uses mitochondria and chloroplast to create energy.
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