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The red grape variety (also Kaladok) is a new breed between Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) x Cot what happened through in 2013 DNA analysis has been confirmed. The cross was made in 1958 by the Frenchman Paul Truel on behalf of the INRA in the Domaine de Vassal (branch office of the university Montpellier ). The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to Verrieseln (the primary breeding goal) and Botrytis, as well as little susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces colorful, tannic and alcohol-rich red wines, but is also used for the production of rose wines. The variety is widespread in southern France and in 2010 occupied a total of 2,464 hectares. In Portugal it is mainly planted in the Lisboa Estremadura area on 1,197 hectares. There are also other smaller stocks in Argentina. Brazil. Spain. Lebanon and Morocco, The total acreage in 2010 was 3,675 hectares, the variety thus occupies worldwide varieties ranking rank 128.

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