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Callet

The red grape variety comes from the island of Mallorca ( Spain ); according to one dialect, the name means "black". According to the year 2011 DNA analysis it is from a probably natural cross between the also from Mallorca originating varieties Callet Cas Concos x Fogoneu emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see below molecular Genetics ). The late-ripening vine is resistant to drought and generally against diseases, but prone to sour rot, It produces bright red, rustic red wines with moderate acidity and moderate alcohol content and earthy Aroma. The variety is on the Balearic Island Mallorca often cultivated in a mixed set with the variety Fogoneu and with this as well Manto Negro blended. She is in the DO areas Binissalem and Plà i Llevant. 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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