Portan

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Portan
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledE.M. 1508-25
OriginFrance
Original pedigreeGrenache noir × Blauer Portugieser
BreederPaul Truel
Breeding instituteInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique - Unité Expérimentale du Domaine de Vassal & Montpellier SupAgro
Year of crossing1958

Portan is a red French wine grape[1] that is planted primarily in the Languedoc. The grape is a crossing of Grenache and Portugais, being breed with the aim of ripening more reliably than Grenache.[2]

Synonyms[edit]

The only synonym of Portan is its breeding code E.M. 1508-25.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Portan". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  2. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 148 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0