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Prunelard

The red grape variety (also Prunelart) comes from France, The parentage is unknown. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Béquignol Noir (Prunelard) Cot (of which she is a parent), Bobal (Prunelar) or Cinsault (Prunelat) can be confused. About a possible relationship with the white variety Bouysselet (Prunelard Blanc) nothing is known. With the variety Merille there is one Parent-offspring relationship, The variety was already described in the 16th century by the agronomist Olivier de Serres (1539-1619). The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to mites and resistant to Botrytis, The name is derived from the dialect word "prunèl" for "plum" due to the shape and color of the berries. It produces dark-colored, alcohol-rich, spicy red wines with aromas of ripe plums and aging potential. The variety was once in Southwest France widespread. It was almost extinct in the 1970s, after being reactivated it occupied 20 hectares again in 2010 in the Tarn department.

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

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