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Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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cross, the result of breeding a new variety by crossing two vine varieties. If the varieties are of the same species, usually the European vinifera species, then the result may also be known as an intraspecific crossmüller-thurgau would be one example. Crosses of the same species are different from hybrids, sometimes called interspecific crosses, which contain the genes of more than one species of the vitis genus.