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Balisca

Another name for the ancient grape variety Biturica; look there.

The ancient red grape variety (also Balisca or Cocolubis) was from Pliny the elder (23-79) is mentioned and is named after the tribe of the Biturigans, who were based near Bordeaux in the 1st century AD. Apparently it was imported from what is now Spain....

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