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Courbu Noir

The red grape variety comes from Southwest France, Synonyms are Courbu Rouge, Courbut, Dolceolo (?) And Noir du Pays. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Hondarribi Beltza or Manseng Noir, With both varieties it was / is grown in a mixed set. Courbu Noir and Manseng Noir not only share the synonym Courbu Rouge, but were formerly referred to as "Noirs du Pays"; there are definitely kinship relationships. To the white berry variety Courbu Blanc but there is no connection. The late ripening, rather low-yielding vine is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces light-colored, rather tannin-free red wines. The almost extinct variety is grown in just one hectare today Southwest France cultivated where they are in the field Béarn is allowed.

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

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