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Carignan Blanc

The white grape variety (also Carignan Branco) comes from France, It is a color mutation the red mazuelo with the synonym Cariñena. The variety does not mean (as you might guess) Mazuelo Blanc. The late-ripening vine is very prone to real mildew, It produces full-bodied, acidic white wines with citrus flavors. Under the name Carignan Blanc , it is grown in southern France and in 2010 a total of 411 acres. The rosabeerige mutation Carignan Gris is cultivated on one hectare. Under the name Cariñena Blanca (Carinyena Blanca, Samsó Blanco) were founded in 2010 in Spain 2,650 hectares recorded. The variety occupied in 2010 a total of 3,061 hectares of vineyards; compared to 2000 the almost triple amount. It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 143.

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

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