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Bacchus Noir

The red grape variety (also Bacchus Bidault) comes from France. The selection was made in 1876 by the French breeder Charles Bidault. According to the breeder, it was long considered to be an open flowered seedling of the Poulsard Noir variety. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2012, however, it is probably a natural cross between Gouais Blanc x Cabernet Franc. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The vine is suitable as a wine press and table grape. However, no stock was reported in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson).

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