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Aramon du Gard

The red grape variety (also Aramon von Seibel and Seibel 2007) is an interspecific new variety between wild vines of the species (Rupestris x Lincecumii) x Aramon Noir. It contains genes of Vitis lincecumii, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1893 by the French breeder Albert Seibel. She was crossing partner in the new breeding Rayon d'Or. The early maturing and high-yielding vine has good resistance to phylloxera and both types of mildew. At the end of the 1960s, it still occupied around 1,100 hectares of vineyards in the Languedoc region(Hérault, Gard), but this stock was extremely reduced due to the EU ban on hybrids. The variety yields colourful, but rather low-acid, simple red wines. In 2016, no stocks were identified (Kym Anderson).

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