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Mauzac Blanc

The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Aiguillon, Becquin, Bekin, Béquin, Blanc Laffite, Blanc Lafitte, Blanquette, Blanquette Aventice, Blanquette de Limoux, Blanquette Sucrée, Caspre, Clairac, Durancon, Gaillac, Gamet Blanc, Maousac, Mausac, Mausat, Mauza, Mauza Blanca, Mauzac, Moisac, Moissac, Moysac, Mozac, Mozak Belyi, Peron, Perrond, Plant de Gaillac, Primard, Queue Fort, Queue Roide and Sudunais. It must not be with the variety Ondenc (with the synonym Béquin) or the morphological similar Italian variety Torbato (Tourbat in Roussillon) can be confused. The parentage is unknown. According to DNA analysis the pink berry variety Mauzac Rose is a colored one mutation, Mauzac Blanc was a parent of the variety Negro Castrais, However, there is no relationship to the red variety Mauzac Noir, The late ripening hardy Vine is susceptible to Black spots disease. eutypa dieback, both mildews and Botrytis, It produces rustic, acidic white wines with aromas of wilted apple peel.

The variety was first mentioned in 1736 under the name Mausat, which probably goes back to a community near Toulouse. Under the name "Blanquette" (after the white-pollinated leaf underside of the vines) it becomes Languedoc Sparkling wine for centuries Blanquette de Limoux generated. Furthermore, it is also in the white wines Crémant de Limoux and Gaillac approved and is also used for brandy Armagnac used. The variety was in in the late 1950s Southwest France widespread with 8,500 hectares of vineyards. In 2010 1,991 hectares were recorded for Mauzac Blanc and 27 hectares for Mauzac Rose. There is also a small stock of Mauzac Blanc in California Napa Valley,

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

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