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Brun Argenté

The red grape variety comes from France. The name refers to the brown-red berry colour (brun = brown) and the silvery leaf underside (argentè = silver). Synonyms are Arzhente, Bakarezo, Bryun Argenté, Camarèse, Camarèze, Vacarèse, Vacarèze Blanc, Vaccarèse, Vaccarèze, Vaccareso and Vakarez. The old variety was mentioned as Vaccarèse as early as 1538 in Saturnin-lès-Avignon in the southeastern département of Vaucluse. The late ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis. It produces fruity, light red, low-alcohol red wines, which are used as blends in rosé wines. The variety is cultivated in the Gard department of Languedoc, where it is often blended with Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta). Under Vaccarèse it is authorised in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône areas. In 2016, 11 hectares of vineyards were registered (Kym Anderson).

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