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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Aubun, rather ordinary black-berried vine variety of the southern Rhône. After a strange increase in popularity noted by the French agricultural census of 1979, its total area of French vineyard has declined to 464 ha/1,146 acres. It produces wine not unlike a softer version of carignan, and formed part of James busby’s original vine collection taken to Australia, where isolated plantings can still be found, as they can in California.