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Carignan Blanc

The white grape variety (also Carignan Branco) comes from France, It is a color mutation the red one mazuelo with the synonym Cariñena. However, the variety is not called (as one might suspect) Mazuelo Blanc. The late ripening vine is very susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces full-bodied, acidic white wines with citrus flavors. It is cultivated in the south of France under the name Carignan Blanc and in 2010 a total of 411 hectares are shown. The pink berry mutation Carignan Gris is cultivated on one hectare. Under the name Cariñena Blanca (Carinyena Blanca, Samsó Blanco) were in 2010 in Spain 2,650 hectares covered. The variety occupied a total of 3,061 hectares of vineyards in 2010; almost three times the amount compared to 2000. It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking rank 143.

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

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