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Doux d'Henry

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Doun d'Henry, Doux d'Enry, Doux d'Henri, Doux d'Henry Nera, Doux d'Henry Nero and Gros d'Henry. She may despite morphoplogischer Similarities not with the variety Ciliegiolo be confused. Allegedly she was in honor of the French king Henry IV (1553-1610), who gave the wine at a meeting with the Italian monarch Charles Emanuel I (1562-1630) at the beginning of the 17th Century and was praised by this. The name part "doux" refers to the often sweet development of the wines. For a sometimes suspected French origin, there are no sufficient facts.

Doux d'Henry - grape and leaf

The early to mid-seasoning vine is resistant to frost but prone to Botrytis and millerandage, It is a pure female grape, It produces alcohol-rich, fresh red wines with floral aromas. But it is also called table grape used. The variety is in the Piedmont grown, where among other things in the DOC area Pinerolese is allowed. In 2010, only nine hectares of vineyards were reported with a strong declining trend, as ten years earlier, it had been only 26 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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