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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Russian vine variety developed at the All-Russia Potapenko Institute from a Précoce de Malingre seedling with a member of the famously cold-hardy vitis amurensis vine species native to Mongolia. Severny means ‘northern’ and is a suffix of several crosses such as saperavi Severny and cabernet severny specifically bred for harsh winter climates.