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Braquet Noir

The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Brachet, Braquet, Bruquet, Calitor du Languedoc, Canseron and Pécoui Touar du Var. It may despite seemingly suggestive synonyms and morphological or name similarities not with the varieties Brachetto del Piemonte or Calitor Noir (Pécoui Touar). There is a colored one mutation called Braquet Blanc de Nice . The medium-maturing, 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 matured as rosé. The variety was first introduced in 1783 in the Provence mentioned. She is in the appellation Bellet admitted where they are with the variety Fuella Nera is blended. In 2010, a vineyard of 12 hectares was reported.

Braquet Noir - grape and leaf

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