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Vidal Noir

Synonymous (also Vidal) for the grape variety Merlot; look there.

The red grape variety comes from France, The name is probably from the French word for blackbird (merle) because these birds like to snack on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. The name can also be an allusion to the black-blue color of the berries similar to the bird. There are over 60 Synonyms which attest to the worldwide spread. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blauer Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blau, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc, Sémillon Rouge, Vidal and Vitraille.

Merlot - grape and leaf

Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Carmenère or Menoir be confused. Because Carmenère and Merlot vines are very similar on the outside, vines imported overseas were very often planted in a mixed set in the vineyard. For this reason you stopped in Chile the Carmenère variety incorrectly for a long time sport by Merlot.

In 1999 Dr. Ferdinand Regner (Austria) DNA analysis as a Merlot parent Cabernet Franc (Father) has been identified. But it was only ten years later in 2009 that Jean-Michel Boursiquot the second parent is the variety Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (Mother) determined. The sorts Abouriou. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenère and Cot (Malbec) have at least one parent in common with Merlot. The varieties Merlot Gris and Merlot...

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