Aubin blanc

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Aubin blanc
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Aubin (more)
Origin Lorraine
Notable regions Upper Moselle valley
Notable wines Côtes de Toul

Aubin blanc (or simply Aubin) is a white wine grape from the upper reaches of the Moselle valley in eastern France.

History[edit]

DNA fingerprinting has shown that Aubin is the result of a cross between Gouais blanc and Savagnin. Gouais blanc was widely grown by the French peasantry in the Medieval age, and it is a parent of Chardonnay and Aubin vert among others. Savagnin is common in Jura wine (including Vin jaune) and is a variety in the Traminer family which also includes Gewürztraminer.

Viticulture[edit]

There's usually a reason why grapes like this are in decline. The Traminer family are notoriously difficult to grow, with poor disease resistance and low yields.

Wine regions[edit]

Aubin blanc is only found blended into wines from the Côtes de Toul appellation in Lorraine.

Synonyms[edit]

Albin Blanc, Aneb ben Cadi, Aubin, Blanc de Magny, Gros Vert de Crenay[1]

See also[edit]

  • Toul, the grape's home town

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maul, E.; Eibach, R. (1999-06-00). "Vitis International Variety Catalogue". Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE), Deichmanns Aue 29, 53179 Bonn, Germany. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-26.