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Couderc Noir

The red variety is an interspecific new breed between Jaeger 70 ( Munson ) x unknown Vitis vinifera. Synonyms are Contassot 20, Couderc 71-20 and Plant Verni. They are genes of Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The hybrid was discovered in the late 19th century by Eugène Contassot and the vulture breeder Georges Couderc (1850-1928), who selected and further processed it. Later it was named in honor of Couderc. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is resilient to both mildews but prone to chlorosis, It produces alcohol-rich, dark-colored red wines with a pronounced currants aroma ( Cassis ). At the beginning of the 20th century, it was widely used in France and occupied in the 1950s, about 27,000 hectares of vineyards. Then it was due to the aggressive taste cleared, The stock is in France shrunk to 207 hectares. In Brazil But it is very popular and occupies 2,477 hectares here. A small stock is also in the US state Missouri give. In 2010, a total of 2,684 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Couderc Noir - grape and leaf

Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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