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Ekigaïna

The red grape variety is a new breed between Tannat x Cabernet Sauvignon, The Basque name means "Sun Month". The crossing took place in 1956 on behalf of the INRA by the Basque Pierre Marcel Durquéty (* 1923) in France with the support of the university Montpellier, Incidentally, the same parents are also the variety Arinarnoa emerged. The early to mid-seasoning vine is generally resistant to disease. It produces colorful, rather acid red wines. The variety on two acres 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 reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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