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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). There are still small stocks in France. In Argentina, 3,042 hectares of vines were planted in 2010, mainly in the Mendoza area. Small stocks are also to be found in Chile. In the worldwide grape variety ranking it is in 144th place.

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

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