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Aspiran Bouschet

The red grape variety is a new breed between Aspiran Noir x Teinturier du Cher, which was only discovered by DNA analyses carried out in 2013. The parenthood Bouschet Gros x Aspiran Noir indicated in the breeding list had turned out to be wrong. Synonyms are Aspiran Bouchet, Aspiran Bouson, Grand Noir de Laques and Spigamonti. The crossing was made in 1865 by the French breeder Henri Bouschet in Montpellier (Languedoc). It was a crossing partner in the new breeding Incrocio Bruni 147. The vine produces colourful red wines and is mainly used as Teinturier (dyer grape). It is cultivated in large quantities in Argentina, especially in the Mendoza region, on 4,087 hectares. There are small stocks in Brazil (1 ha) and Chile. In 2016, a total of 4,088 hectares of vineyard area were declared. This puts the variety in 130th place in the worldwide grape variety ranking (Kym Anderson statistics)

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