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Courbu Blanc

The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Chacolí Zuria, Courbeau, Courbi, Courbis Blanc, Courbu, Courbut Blanc, Courtoisie, Hondarribi Zuri and Vieux Pacherenc. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Arrufiac. Crouchen. Noah or Petit Courbu be confused. According to in 1999 DNA analysis was created by the French ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019) disproves the opinion that Courbu Blanc and Courbu Noir color mutations are of the same variety. In Spanish Basque country the three in mixed sentence cultivated varieties Courbu Blanc, Crouchen and Noah referred to as Hondarribi Zuri; see below Hondarribi Beltza,

The medium-ripening, profitable vine has extremely small berries. It is susceptible to Botrytis and both mildews, The variety produces strong white wines with lemon aroma. It was already threatened with extinction and was successfully revived. Courbu Blanc is in the fields of southwestern France Béarn. Irouléguy. Jurançon and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh authorized. The total acreage in 2010 was 43 hectares.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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