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Petit Bouschet

The red grape variety is a new breed between Aramon Noir x Complexion of 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 adopted 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,

Petit Bouschet - grapes and leaves

The early to medium maturing vine tends to develop secondary shoots ( water shoots ). It produces deep dark, rather low-alcohol red wines with a neutral taste and simple quality, but is excellent as teinturier (Dye grape) suitable. The vine was in in the second half of the 19th century France widespread and occupied several thousand hectares of vineyards; At the end of the 1950s there were still over 1,200 hectares. However, it was almost completely replaced by the Alicante Henri Bouschet. In 2010 was only in Portugal an inventory of 15 hectares is shown. Further stocks are also said to be in Algeria and Tunisia give.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Grape: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)
Bauer Karl - Own work, CC BY 3.0 , Link

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