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Len de l'El

The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Cavaillè, Cavaillès, Cavalier, Cavalier, Endelel, Kavale, Kaveler, L 'Endelel, Len-de-Lel, Len de l'Elh, Len-del-Lel, Lenc dé l'El, Lendellet and Loin de I' oeil. The name originating from the Occitan language means "far away from the eyes". The grape stems are indeed very long, so that the grapes "very far away from the eyes (Buds) ". According to a hypothesis, she should look directly Wild vines but that can not be proved.

The early to mid-season, high-yielding vine is prone to mites and Botrytis, It produces strong, high-alcoholic white wines with aromas of citrus and flowers, often with the varieties Mauzac Blanc. Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc be blended. The variety was first in 1842 in the southwestern part of France Gaillac mentioned where they are still among the most important in the world today IGP wines counts. It occupied there before the year 1870 still a third of the vineyards. The stock was but then by the phylloxera disaster greatly reduced. In 2010, a total of 629 hectares of vineyards were occupied (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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