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Bobal

The red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Bobal Noir, Carignan d'Espagne, Carignan d'Espagne à Fronton, Carignan Espagnol, Espagnol, Folle Blanche du Minervois, Provechón, Terret d'Espagna, Terret d'Espagne (France); Aprovechon, Balau, Balauro, Benicarló, Bobos, Coreana, Moravio, Morenillo, Panse Negro, Pobretón, Prunelar, Rageno, Rajeno, Requena, Requenera, Requeno, Tinta Madrid, Tinto de Requena, Tinto de Zurra, Tonto de Zurra, Valenciana, Valenciana Tinta, Valenciana Tinto, Vinate, Vinatela, Vinater, Vinatera, Vinate Tinto, Vinater Tinto (Spain). Nothing is known about the parentage or a possible genetic relationship to the white variety Tortosina (with the synonym Bobal Blanco). According to DNA analyses, there is no genetic link to the white variety Alcañón (with the synonym Bobal Blanca). It should not be confused with the Graciano, Mazuelo, Monastrell, Moravia Agria or Prunelard varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities.

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