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The red variety comes from France, Synonyms include Aubet, Bouchalès à Buzet, Bouchalès Chedy, Bouchalets, Bouiss a let, Capbreton Rouge, Cayla, Gros Bouchales, Gros Boucharès, Gros de Judith, Grappu, Grappu de la Dordogne, Grapput, Picardan Noir, Prolongeau, Toussan, Touzan. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Cinsault (Picardan Noir), Cot or Merille (the latter two are confused with confusing synonym Bouchalès). These are not mutation the white species Arrufiac (Synonym Bouiss e let). The species is a parent of Raffiat de Moncade,

Bouchalès - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews and black rot, It produces colorful red wines with pronounced tannins but low alcohol content. The origin is probably in the valley of Garonne, She was once in Southwest France and in Bordeaux widespread and occupied at the beginning of the 1960s about 5,000 hectares of vineyards. Today, the stock has shrunk significantly due to the difficult care. In 2010, only 95 hectares were designated (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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