The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Brunet, Chicaud, Chichaud Noir, Cico and Tsintsào. The guess that she is a clone of the variety Brun Fourca, or closely related or identical to the variety Cinsault have, have DNA analysis not confirmed (all three varieties share the synonym Tsintsào). The parentage is unknown. The early to medium maturing vine is susceptible to Botrytis and wrong mildew, The almost extinct variety used to be in the department Ardèche widespread in southeastern France. By a single producer (Mas de la Salle) in the commune of Corbès (Gard) in Languedoc new areas were created. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).
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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