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Portan

The red grape variety is a new breed between Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) x Portugais Bleu ( Blue Portuguese ). The crossing took place in 1958 in France by the French Ampelographen Paul Truel in the Domaine de Vassal (branch of the University Montpellier ). Breeding target was a Grenache-like strain. The early ripening vine is sensitive to the real mildew and Black spots disease, It produces colorful red wines with soft tannins for the rather quick enjoyment, which are mainly used as a blend. She will be in Languedoc cultivated, the largest share in the department Aude (234 ha). In 2010, a total of 264 hectares were recorded in France. A small stock is also in the Spanish area Penedès give.

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