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The red grape variety is a new breed between Rouge de Diolly (Robin Noir) x Pinot Noir. Synonymous or breeding number are Dioli Noir and Pully 4-42, cross-bred in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Changins Research Institute in the Swiss canton of Vaud. The early to medium-ripening, high-yielding vine is susceptible to trickle and small berries, but resistant to botrytis. It produces colourful, tannin-rich red wines with blackberry aromas. The variety is mainly grown in Switzerland in the cantons of Valais (where it is used in the Dôle brand wine), Vaud and Ticino, where it occupies 120 hectares of vineyards. In Italy, it is cultivated in small quantities on 2 hectares in the regions of Puglia, Molise and Veneto. In 2016, a total of 122 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson)

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