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Gros Verdot

The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Colon, Fer, Gros Verdau, Gros Verdot Colon, Gros Verdot Crni, Gros Verdot Noir, Hère, Herranet, Hert, Plant des Palus,Verdot Colon and Verdot Gros. The parentage is unknown. It must not be confused with Cabernet Pepper or Petit Verd ot despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. Despite the attribute "Gros" (large), the berries are smaller, like those of Petit Verdot. The late-ripening vine was quite common in the 19th century together with Petit Verdot in Bordeaux, but in 1946 new plantings were banned in the Gironde. In Argentina and Chile, it is cultivated together with Petit Verdot. In some cases, stocks there are designated as Verdot, but they are probably mostly Petit Verdot. In California, it is grown with Cabernet Pepper and confused with it. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson).

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