A few days ago, the French Institut national de l'origine et de la qualité (INAO) approved six grape varieties for cultivation in Bordelais. Now the white wine varieties Alvarinho and Liliorila as well as Arinarnoa, Castets, Marselan and Touriga Nacional may be used there for the classifications Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. However, the winemakers are not allowed to use them freely. A maximum of five percent of a farm's vineyards may be planted with these varieties, and a maximum of ten percent may be used in a cuvée. However, the INAO has not permitted their use on the label.
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