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Cabernet Grosso

Synonym for the grape variety Carmenère; see there.

The red grape variety originates from France. The name is derived from the crimson colour of the grapes. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Grande Vidure(Chile); Cabernet Gernischt, Cabernet Shelongzhu(China); Bouton Blanc, Cabernella, Cabernelle, Cabernet Carmenère, Carbonet, Carbouet, Carménègre, Caremenelle, Carménère, Carmeneyre, Grosse Vidure(France); Bordo, Cabernet , Cabernet Grosso, Uva Francesca(Italy). It must not be confused with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gros Cabernet or Merlot, despite the fact that they appear to be synonyms or morphological similarities.

Carmenère - Weintraube und Blatt

According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, Carmenère is the result of a presumably natural cross between Moural and Cabernet Franc. (until then Gros Cabernet was assumed to be the mother variety). This explains the confusion with Cabernet...

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