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Ekigaïna

The red grape variety is a new breed between Tannat x Cabernet Sauvignon, The Basque name means "sunny month". The crossing took place in 1956 on behalf of the INRA through the Basque Pierre Marcel Durquéty (* 1923) in France with the support of the university Montpellier, By the way, the same parent is also the variety Arinarnoa emerged. The early to medium ripening vine is generally resistant to diseases. It produces colorful, rather low-acid red wines. The variety on two hectares in Southwest France grown. There are other small stocks in Argentina (1 ha) and Brazil (half a hectare). In 2010 a total of four hectares of vineyards were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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