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Terret

The grape variety family comes from France, Synonyms are Bourret, Tarret and Terrain. It has numerous mutations produced in different colors, often on a vine and sometimes even on one grape can be found. There are three varieties, Terret Blanc , Terret Gris (Terret Bourret) and Terret Noir , which are among the oldest varieties in the Languedoc counting. The origin probably lies in the department Hérault, The parentage is unknown. It was possibly first mentioned in 1619, according to a reliable source in 1676. The late-ripening, productive vine is susceptible to the real and the wrong mildew, as well as very sensitive to that grape, It produces acidic wines with a neutral taste in Terret Blanc and Terret Gris, as well as a light red color in Terret Noir.

With over 8,000 hectares, Terret Gris was the most common grape variety in the late 1950s Languedoc, In 2010, only 78 hectares were recorded; for Terret Blanc it was 1,390, for Terret Noir 143 hectares. The largest quantities of it are in the department Hérault cultured. The three varieties are often in the mixed set. The two white varieties were previously for the distillation and for wormwood im used. There are hardly any varietal wines, mostly they are in appellations on the southern Rhone (e.g. Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Cotes du Rhone ), in the Languedoc (e.g. Corbières and Minervois ) and the Provence (e.g. Cassis and palette ) authorized.

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

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