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The red grape variety is a new breed between Olmo F2-7 ( mazuelo x Cabernet Sauvignon x Garnacha Tinta, The crossing took place in 1949 by Dr. med. Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006) at the California Agricultural Experiment Station. The mother variety was created in 1936 in the development of the variety Ruby Cabernet, The breeding target was a special strain for the relatively hot and dry Californian conditions. By the way, with the same parents is also the new breed Centurion emerged. The early to mid-seasoning vine has sugar-rich berries. It produces red wines of simple character, which are used almost exclusively as a blend. The variety is in California mainly grown in Fresno County (219 ha). In 2010, a total of 316 hectares were designated there (Kym Anderson ). More stocks should also be in Australia and up Hawaii give.

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