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The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Antiboulen, Antiboulene, Antibouren, Antibourin, Rosseis, Tiboulen, Tiboulin, Tibouren Noir ( France ); Rossese, Rossese di Dolceacqua, Rossese di Ventimiglia, Rossese Nericcio, Rossese Nero, Rossese Rosso, Rossese Ventimiglia ( Italy ). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities to the Italian variety Rossese di Campochiesa be confused. The five white ones Rossese varieties it is not a color mutations, The early to medium ripening vine tends to Verrieseln and is prone to early frost and wrong mildew, It produces aromatic red wines with notes of garigue (bush heather) and sour cherries. These are mainly used for the production of rosé wines, but also unmixed used for red wines.

Tibouren - grape and leaf

According to a hypothesis, the variety is said to be out Greece or the Middle East, but there is no evidence of this. According to local reading, it was brought to the area around Saint-Tropez in the Var department by a naval captain named Antiboul in the late 17th century. There she is in the appellations Cotes de Provence. Coteaux Varois and palette authorized. In 2010, 443 hectares were recorded in France, which means a doubling compared to 2000. In Italy it is called Rossese di Dolceacqua in Liguria mainly grown in the province of Imperia. There she is in the DOC areas Riviera Ligure di Ponente and Rossese di Dolceacqua authorized. However, it is not clear which variety (s) it actually is (it could be Rossese di Dolceacqua and / or Rossese di Campochiesa).

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Doris Schneider, Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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