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Calitor Noir

The red variety comes from France, The name derives from "col" (grape stem) and "tor" (twisted) and refers to the strongly crooked stem. Synonyms are Assadoule Bouvier, Binxeilla, Canseron, Colitor, Col Tor, Coulor, Coy Tor, Dameron des Vosges, Foirard, Foirat, Fouiraire, Fouiral, Fouirassan, Garriga, Pécoui Touar, Pécoui Tovar, Picpoul de Fronton. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Bouteillan Noir (Fouiral) Brachetto del Piemonte (Calitor) Braquet Noir. Jurançon Noir or Piquepoul Noir be confused. Two color mutations are Calitor Blanc and Calitor Gris .

The variety was already mentioned in 1600 by the agronomist Olivier de Serres (1539-1619) in a grape variety list under the name Colitor. The late-ripening vine is resistant to the real mildew but susceptible to downy mildew and Botrytis, It produces light-colored, low-acid and low-alcohol red wines for blending. She was formerly in France at the southern Rhone and in the Provence widespread. Since the 1960s, the stock has shrunk by 2010 but by 90% to only 26 hectares of vineyards.

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

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