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The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Brunet, Chicaud, Chichaud Noir, Cico and Tsintsào. The assumptions that she is a clone of the sort Brun Fourca, or closely related or identical to the variety Cinsault be, have joined DNA analysis not confirmed (all three varieties share the synonym Tsintsào). The descent (parenthood) is unknown. The early to mid-seasoning vine is prone to Botrytis and wrong mildew, The almost extinct variety was formerly in the Département Ardèche spread in the southeast of France. By a single producer (Mas de la Salle) in the commune of Corbès (Gard) in the Languedoc new areas were created. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Chichaud - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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