Synonym for the grape variety Carmenère; see there.
The red grape variety originates from France. The name derives 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, Carmenelle, Carménère, Carmeneyre, Grosse Vidure (France); Bordo, Cabernet, Cabernet Grosso, Cabernet Italico, Uva Francesca (Italy); Caberne Karmener, Kabernel, Karmene, Karmensel. It must not be confused with the varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gros Cabernet or Merlot, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities.
According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, Carmenère originated from a presumably natural cross between Moural x Cabernet Franc. (Until then, Gros CabernetGros...
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