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Carignan

Carignan is an old grapevine variety of Spanish origin and it has been cultivated in eastern Pyrenees and the region of Midi since the 12th century. Carignan is one of the most widely cultivated varieties in the world. It is cultivated in France (200000 ha), Spain (80000 ha), Algeria (11000 ha), USA (11000 ha). Recently, the cultivation of Carignan has significantly declined. Carignan was imported in Greece in the early 1960s. Its cultivation is recommended for the viticultural areas of Crete, Thrace, Central Greece and Prefectures of Elia, Karditsa, Lakonia, Larissa and Messinia. Carignan is mentioned as Carignan noir, Catalan, Roussillonen, Mataro, Tinto Mazuela, Mazuela, Cariñena, Monestel and other names, and there are two color variations (Carignan gris, Carignan blanc).

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Ampelographic Description


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Genetic profile

Microsatellites VVS2 VVMD5 VrZAG62 VrZAG79 VVMD7 VVMD25 VVMD27 VVMD28 VVMD32
Source A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2
VIVC 143 145 228 230 186 188 251 259 239 239 241 255 182 186 248 258 250 252
Pl@nt Grape 141 143 223 225 186 188 252 260 239 239 240 254 178 182 247 257 249 251