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Gros Cabernet

The red grape variety originates from France. It should not be confused with the varieties Cabernet Franc (very similar with smaller berries), Gascon or Trousseau Noir (all three with the synonym Gros Cabernet) due to morphological similarities or seemingly indicative synonyms. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2021, the variety comes from a presumably natural cross between Hondarribi Beltza x unknown partner (however, analyses carried out in 2013 had revealed Fer Servadou x Hondarribi Beltza ). It is a parent of the Castets variety. The variety is grown in the Gironde department in south-west France. However, no stock was recorded in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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