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Trousseau Noir

The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Capbreton Rouge, Chauche Noir, Cruchenton Rouge, Sémillon Rouge, Troussé, Trousseau, Troussot, Trusiaux ( France ); Abrunhal, Bastardinha, Bastardinho, Bastardo, Tinta Lisboa ( Portugal ); Bastardillo Chico, Bastardo, Carnaz, Donzelino de Castille, Godello Tinto, Maria Ordoñez, Maturana Tinta, Maturana Tinto, Maturano, Merenzao, Pinot Gris de Rio Negro, Roibal, Tinta, Tintilla, Tintollo Borgolona, Verdejo, Verdejo Negro ( Spain ). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Alfrocheiro. Cabernet pepper. Castelão Francês. Donzelinho Tinto. Pinot Noir. Tinta de Lisboa or Tressot Noir be confused. Trousseau Noir is not mutation the white species Maturana Blanca,

Trousseau Noir - grape and leaf

The exact origin is most likely in eastern France law where it was first mentioned in 1732 under the name Troussot. How to get there from there Spain and Portugal At any rate, it has been cultivated there for many centuries under many different names. That the Portuguese Bastardo was identical was from the Ampelographen Alexandre P. Odart (1778-1866) had already been asserted in 1854. According to 2007 done DNA analysis exists one Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ). Probably are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc Twins (same parents).

Probably natural crosses are the varieties Plant de Mavault (with Gouais Blanc) and Tinta de Lisboa (with Síria) emerged. Trousseau Noir was crossing partner in the new breeds Bastardo Magarachsky and Royalty, Two color mutations Trousseau Noir's Trousseu Gris cultivated in California and New Zealand under Gray Riesling (gray) and Bastardo Roxo (pink) cultivated in Portugal.

The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to Botrytis, as well as sensitive to frost, It produces dark-colored, alcohol-rich, but rather low-acid red wines. Trousseau Noir is next to the Poulsard Noir the second most important red grape variety in the French law with which she is often blended. The stock is declining because it is increasingly being replaced by Pinot Noir. In 2010, it occupied only 172 hectares.

In Spain she will be in Galicia and Rioja grown on 75 hectares. In Portugal is she in the fields Bairrada. Beiras. dão. Douro and the island of Madeira widespread, there in the famous wines Madeira. Mateus and port wine contained and occupied 3,149 hectares. Further stocks should also be in the Ukraine and in Moldova, as well as in the US in the states California and Oregon give. The acreage in 2010 totaled 3,431 hectares with an upward trend. In the world varieties ranking means rank 136.

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