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Rosé du Var

The grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Barbaroux, Grec Rose and Roussanne du Var. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Barbaroux. Grec Rouge (Grec Rosé) or Roussanne be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Gouais Blanc (White Heisch) x Ouliven, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The early ripening, productive vine with reddish berries is very susceptible to Botrytis, It produces light to light red wines with a low alcohol content, which are also used as a blend for the production of rose wines. It is also called table grape used. The variety is in the Provence in the eponymous department var grown where they are in the area Cotes de Provence is allowed. At the end of the 1960s, the stock was still around 1,600 hectares of vines, which by 2010 had shrunk to only 56 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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