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Widely grown in Czech Republic and Austria, from the same family as pinot noir. Cranberry, Cherry, Raspberry
Minor grape grown in Austria and used to produce a rich-looking red wine with pronounced fruity, flowery aromas.
Known as Thompson Seedless in California. (See below).
Origin: According to the genetic analysis, this variety originates from 'Burgundian' varieties. It comes from the region of today's France from where it was spread to Germany in the mid-19th century. In the Czech Republic, it was planted after 1900, about 1935, it covered approx.
ST. LAURENT: Minor grape thought by some to be related to Pinot Noir. Grown in Austria and Canada the grape is robust and resists many diseases. Early budding, it ripens in mid-late September. Used to produce a rich-looking red wine with pronounced fruity, flowery aromas.
Château Belgrave, St. Laurent-Haut-Médoc
Château de Camensac, St. Laurent-Haut-Médoc
Château Cos Labory, St. Estèphe
Château Clerc-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac
Château Croizet-Bages, Pauillac
Château Cantemerle, Macau-Haut-Médoc ...
Has synonym name Semenac A 16-76. Cultivar reported as developed in (former) Czechoslovakia and derived from a Lemberger x St. Laurent cross. Early ripening and recommended for creation of red wine. No other details as yet.
Abouriou is also known as Pressac de Bourgogne, Precoce
Noir, Precoce Nauge, Plant Precoce, Plant Abouriou, Noir Hatif, Negret d la
Canourgue, Malbec Argente, Gamay St. Laurent, Gamay du Rhone, Gamay Beaujolais,
Early Burgundy, Early Burgunder and Beaujolais.
RONDO: Winter hardy red wine vitis vinifera hybrid cross created at Geisenheim, Germany between St. Laurent and Saperavi Severnyi. Has synonym name of Geisenheim 6494-5. Used to create a vinous, full-bodied, color stable wine, with good tannins and character, suitable for blend-enhancing purposes.
Moreover, the region produces red wines, in particular with Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and St. Laurent grapes, a cross of Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt. Lastly, it should be remembered in Burgenland are also produced dry white wines, in particular with Chardonnay grape.
See also: Red, White, Red Wine, White Wine, Varietal