The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms alphabetically grouped by country are Bécuet, Becuét, Berla'd Crava Cita, Berlas Citta, Berlo Citto ( Italy ); Aguzelle, Aguyzelle, Bâtarde, Bâtarde Longue, Beccu, Bécuette, Etraire, Etris, Guzelle, Moirans, Persan Noir, Posse de Chèvre, Pousse de Chèvre, Presan, Pressan, Princens, Prinsan, Prinsens, Prinssens, Rives, Serine, Serinne Pointue , Siranne ( France ). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Etraire de l'Aduï (Gros Persan), Mondeuse Noire (Persagne) Pinot Noir (formerly Persan was called mutation considered) or Syrah (Serine) can be confused. According to DNA analysis there is one between Persan and Etraire de l'Aduï Parent-offspring relationship, A probably natural crossing Persan x peloursin revealed joubertin,
The early to medium maturing vine is susceptible to both mildews, It produces red wines rich in body and tannins with good acidity and aging potential. The variety was once in Savoy widespread, but after the Phylloxera disaster lost much of its importance. Here it is in the wines Vin des Allobroges and Vin de Savoie approved and occupies nine hectares in France. In Italy will she be in Piedmont Cultivated on three hectares we are there under the name Bécuet in the DOC area Pinerolese authorized. There is also a tiny inventory in the Switzerland ( Geneva ). In 2010, a total of 12 hectares were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service