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Mollard

The red grape variety comes from France; the name is derived from the soft berries. Synonyms are Boissier, Molar, Molard, Mollard Noir, Petit Mollar and Tallardier. Despite apparently indicative synonyms, she is not allowed to use the varieties mazuelo (Mollard) or Negramoll (Molar) to be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a direct descendant of Gouais Blanc, Mollard is a traditional variety in the Haut-Alpes department in south-eastern France. The one by the ampelographer Victor Pulliat (1827-1896) hypothesis that it was introduced to France by a Marquis de Brassier from Andalusia in Spain in 1780 is probably based on a confusion with the Negramoll. The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to real and false mildew, It produces vivid red wines. The French acreage in 2010 was 23 hectares. In California (Sonoma) it was discovered in an old vineyard.

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

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