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The red grape variety (also Rouene) is a new variety between Chiroka Melnichka(Shiroka Melnishka) x Cabernet Sauvignon, which was confirmed by DNA analyses carried out in 2004. The crossing was made in 1951 by the breeder K. Stoev in Bulgaria. The late maturing vine is relatively resistant to botrytis. It produces colourful, full-bodied, velvety red wines with aromas of red fruits and storage potential. The variety is cultivated in the southwest of the country. In 2008, eight hectares of vineyards were registered here (ex Wine Grapes); however, Kym Anderson's statistics did not show any stock in 2010.

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