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Saint-Pierre-Doré

The white grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Cerceau, Epinette Blanc, Lucane, Per Doré, Saint Pierre, Saint Pierre de l'Allier and San Per Doré. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2012, it is a presumably natural cross between Gouais Blanc x Friulano(Sauvignonasse). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). She was a crossing partner in the new breeding of Aranel. The early maturing vine is susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis. It produces low-acid white wines with low alcohol content. It is cultivated in the Saint-Pourçain area on the upper course of the Loire. There is also said to be a small stock in Canada. However, the stock is declining sharply; in 2010 less than one hectare was reported.

Saint-Pierre Doré - Weintraube und Blatt
Crédit photographique: IFV, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro

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