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Carnelian

The red grape variety is a new breed between Olmo F2-7 ( mazuelo x Cabernet Sauvignon ) x Garnacha Tinta, The cross was made in 1949 by Dr. Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006) at the California Agricultural Experiment Station. The mother variety was created in 1936 when the variety was developed Ruby Cabernet, The breeding goal was a special variety for the relatively hot and dry California conditions. By the way, the new breed is also with the same parents Centurion emerged. The early to medium ripening vine has sugar-rich berries. It produces simple red wines that are used almost exclusively as a blend. The variety is in California mainly grown in Fresno County (219 ha). A total of 316 hectares were designated there in 2010 (Kym Anderson ). Further stocks are also said to be in Australia and up Hawaii give.

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