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Jurançon Blanc

The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Brachetto Bianco, Braquet, Braquet Blanc, Dame Blanc, Jurançon, Plant de Dame, Plant Debout, Quillard, Quillat and Secal. These are not mutation the red variety Jurançon Noir, According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Fool Blanche x Prúeras, The medium-ripening vine is particularly prone to fake mildew and Botrytis, It produces white wines of simple quality that are responsible for the distillation from Armagnac and cognac be used. In the white wines of Jurançon she is not allowed. She was crossing partner of the new breed Select, The variety occupied in the late 1950s in Southwest France just under 6,000 hectares of vineyards. In 2010, however, only seven hectares of vineyards were expelled (Kym Anderson ).

Jurançon Blanc - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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