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Trepat

The red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Bonicaire, Carlina, Embolicaire, Negra Blana, Parrel, Parrel-Verdal, Perrel de Monte, Perrel de Regadio, Tempranillo del Baron, Trepan, Trepat Negre and Traput. It should not be confused with the Parraleta (Parrel) variety, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms. According to DNA analysis done in 2018, it is a presumed natural cross between Hebén x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics for more information). The white variety Trepat Blanc is not a no colour mutation (or vice versa). The late-maturing vine is susceptible to black spot disease. It produces fruity, spicy, light red wines with aromas of strawberries, raspberries and cinnamon. It is mainly used for rosé wines, as well as light red wines and for the production of Cava. The variety is grown in the DO areas of Conca de Barberà and Costers del Segre in the Catalonia region. Under the name Bonicaire, it is present in small quantities in the DO area Valencia (Levante). In 2016, a total of 1,199 hectares of vines were reported, with a decreasing trend (Kym Anderson statistics).

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