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Hondarribi Beltza

The red grape variety comes from Spain, The name derives from the city of Hondarribia in northeastern Spain Basque country (País Vasco), beltza = black. Synonyms are Chacolí, Courbu Noir Faux, Cruchen Nègre, Hondarrabi Beltza, Kurixketu Beltza, Ondarrabi Beltza, Ondarribi Beltza, Txakoli, Txakoli Noir, Verde Matza and Xerratu Beltza. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Cabernet Franc or Courbu Noir be confused. The Chacolí or Txakoli variety, sometimes referred to as an independent variety, is identical to the Hondarribi Beltza.

According to in 2009 DNA analysis exists between Hondarribi Beltza and Cabernet Franc on Parent-offspring relationship, Since both varieties also in the Basque DO area Chacolí in the composite rate are often confused. From a natural cross Fer Servadou x Hondarribi Beltza is the variety Gros Cabernet emerged. Hondarribi Beltza produces acidic and alcohol-rich red and rosé wines reminiscent of Cabernet Franc. It is grown in Spain on 53 hectares of vineyards. There is a tiny stock of half a hectare in Chile (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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