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The red variety is a new breed between Tannat x Cabernet Sauvignon, According to done in 2007 DNA analysis has the breed list specification Merlot x Petit Verdot proved wrong. The crossing took place on behalf of the INRA in 1956 by Pierre Marcel Durquéty (* 1923) in France with the support of the university Montpellier, Incidentally, the same parent is also the variety Ekigaïna emerged. The late-ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis, It produces alcoholic, deep red wines with mild tannins and herbal aromas. The variety is in France in the Languedoc-Roussillon grown on 156 hectares. More stocks are available overseas Argentina (1 ha), Brazil (3 ha) and Uruguay (28 ha). In 2010, a total of 189 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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