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Number of “adaptive grape varieties” just approved formally by the French government and added to the list of 14 authorized varieties already in use in Bordeaux. The new varieties, intended to help cope with climate change, include four reds (arinarnoa, castets, marselan and touriga nacional) and 2 whites (alvarinho and liliorila). The adaptive varieties can be used only in the appellations Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur, and Entre-Deux-Mers and can only constitute up to 10% of a blend.

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