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Big Verdot

The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Gros Verdot Colon, Hère, Plant des Palus and Verdot Colon. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Cabernet pepper or Petit Verdot be confused. Despite the "Gros" attribute, the berries are smaller than those of Petit Verdot. According to DNA analysis seem both varieties of Wild vines descended from the French southwest corner near the Pyrenees. The late ripening vine was in the 19th century together with Petit Verdot Bordeaux fairly widespread, but in 1946, in the Gironde New plantings prohibited. In Argentina and Chile it is grown together with Petit Verdot. Some of the stocks are shown there as Verdot, but most of them are probably made from Petit Verdot. In California it is grown with Cabernet pepper and mistaken for it. No stocks were shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

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

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