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Petit Bouschet

The red grape variety is a new breed between Aramon Noir x Teinturier du Cher, The crossing took place in 1824 (or 1829) in Mauguio Montpellier by the French breeder Louis Bouschet de Bernard. Synonyms are Aramon Teinturier, Bouschet, Bouschet de Bernard, Bouschet Petit, Le Bouschet, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouse, Pti Bushe and Tintinha. The breeding goal was to give the Aramon Noir more color. The vine is considered one of the first targeted and successful intersections of grape varieties. Later she was chosen by his son Henri Bouschet and other breeders for more new varieties used; those were Alicante Henri Bouschet. Carignan Bouschet. Cinsaut Bouschet. Grand Noir. Carmine. Morrastel Bouschet. Oeillade Bouschet,

The early to mid-seasoning vine is prone to mites, It produces deep dark, rather low-alcohol red wines with a neutral taste and simple quality. She is excellent as teinturier (Dyeing grape) suitable. The vine was in the second half of the 19th century in France widespread and occupied several thousand hectares of vineyards; In the late 1950s, there were still over 1,200 hectares. However, it was almost completely replaced by the Alicante Henri Bouschet. In 2010, in any case, only more in Portugal a stock of 15 acres. More stocks should also be in Algeria and Tunisia give.

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

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