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Petit bouschet

The red grape variety is a new breeding between Aramon Noir x Teinturier du Cher. It was crossed in 1824 (or 1829) in Mauguio near Montpellier by the French breeder Louis Bouschet de Bernard. Synonyms are Aramon Teinturier, Bouschet, Bouschet de Bernard, Bouschet Petit, Le Bouschet, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouse, Pti Bushe and Tintinha. The breeding goal was to give the Aramon Noir more colour power. The vine is considered to be one of the first targeted and successful crossbreeding of grape varieties. It was later used by his son Henri Bouschet and other breeders for other new varieties; these were Alicante Henri Bouschet, Carignan Bouschet, Cinsaut Bouschet, Grand Noir, Kármin, Morrastel Bouschet, Oeillade Bouschet and Terret Bouschet.

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