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Mollard

The red variety comes from France; the name derives from the soft berries. Synonyms include Boissier, Molar, Molard, Mollard Noir, Petit Mollar and Tallardier. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, she must not with the varieties mazuelo (Mollard) or Negramoll (Molar) be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis is she a direct descendant of Gouais blanc, Mollard is a traditional variety in the department of Haut-Alpes in south-east France. The ampelographer Victor Pulliat (1827-1896) hypothesis that it was introduced in 1780 by a Marquis de Brassier from the Spanish Andalusia to France, probably based on a confusion with the Negramoll. The medium-ripening vine is prone to the real and fake mildew, She produces colorful red wines. The French acreage in 2010 was 23 hectares. In California (Sonoma) she was discovered in an old vineyard.

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

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