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Callet

The red variety comes from the island of Mallorca ( Spain ); after a dialect, the name means "black". According to in 2011 DNA analysis is from a probably natural cross between the varieties also from Mallorca Callet Cas Concos x Fogoneu emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The late ripening vine is resistant to drought and generally against diseases, but prone to sour rot, It produces light red, rustic red wines with moderate acidity and moderate alcohol and earthy Aroma. The variety is on the Balearic Island Mallorca often grown in a mixed set with the variety Fogoneu and with this as well Manto Negro blended. It is in the DO areas Binissalem and Plà i Llevant approved. In 2010, 154 hectares of vineyards were recorded.

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

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