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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Cereza, quantitively very significant pink-skinned grape variety in argentina where it is second only to Malbec in the total area planted: 28,189 ha/69,626 acres in 2011. A cross between criolla chica and muscat of alexandria which takes its name from the Spanish for cherry, it produces mainly white and some rosé wine of extremely mediocre quality for early consumption within Argentina, typically sold in cardboard packs, as well as being used for grape concentrate.