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Braquet noir

The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Brachet, Braquet, Bruquet, Calitor du Languedoc, Canseron and Pécoui Touar du Var. Despite apparently indicative synonyms and morphological or similarities of names not with the varieties Brachetto del Piemonte or Calitor Noir (Pécoui Touar) can be confused. There is a colored one mutation called Braquet Blanc de Nice . The medium-ripening, low-yielding vine is very susceptible to Botrytis but resistant to drought and therefore suitable for hot, dry areas. It produces light-colored, aromatic red wines, which are often developed as rosé. The variety was first introduced in 1783 Provence mentioned. It is in the appellation Bellet admitted where with the variety Fuella Nera is blended. In 2010 a vineyard area of 12 hectares was shown.

Braquet Noir - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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