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Used mostly in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, this grape is less tannic than the Cabernet Franc and the Cabernet Sauvignon. It has little acidity, a somber nose and makes wines that are more supple in their youth giving tertiary aromas (animal, truffles,…); precocious.

Colour: Dark

Frequency: Well planted around the world.


Origin: Bordeaux, France

Maturity: 3rd period

Sensitivity to diseases: Odium, Mildew

Area(s) Cultivated: Internationally ( Bordeaux, USA, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,…)

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Type of Wines [ Profile ] : Very fruity with aromas of black berries, raspberries, violets, black pepper, forest aromas…

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