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Mauzac Blanc

The white grape 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, Primary, Queue Fort, Queue Roide and Sudunais. She is not allowed with the variety Ondenc (synonym Béquin) or the morphological similar Italian variety Torbato (Tourbat in Roussillon). The parentage is unknown. According to DNA analysis is the roseaberry variety Mauzac Rose a colored mutation, Mauzac Blanc was a parent of the species Négret Castrais, However, there is no family relationship to the red variety Mauzac Noir, The late-ripening, hardy Vine is prone 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 in Languedoc for centuries the sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux generated. Furthermore, she is also in the white wines Crémant de Limoux and Gaillac approved and will also for the brandy Armagnac used. The variety was in the late 1950s in Southwest France widespread with 8,500 hectares of vineyards. In 2010, Mauzac Blanc reported 1,991 hectares and Mauzac Rose 27 hectares of vineyards. A small stock of Mauzac Blanc is also available in California Napa Valley,

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

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