Duras in Viala & Vermorel
|Also called||Cabernet Duras (more)|
Duras is a traditional French variety of red wine grape that is mostly grown around the Tarn River, northeast of Toulouse. It is usually blended with other traditional varieties, but production has been declining in recent years.
Viticulture came to the Tarn with the Romans, but little is known of the history of Duras.
Distribution and Wines
Duras is only really found in the upper reaches of the Tarn River, in Gaillac, the Côtes de Millau and the Vins d'Estaing north of Rodez. It makes robust red wines with a peppery note that are typically blended with other traditional varieties such as Fer and Négrette.
Vine and Viticulture
Cabernet Duras, Durade, Duras Femelle, Duras Male, Duras Rouge, Durasca, Duraze
- J. Robinson Vines, Grapes & Wines pg 205 Mitchell Beazley 1986 ISBN 1-85732-999-6
- Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Tressot Noir, accessed on December 15, 2009
- Maul, Erika; Töpfer, Reinhard; Eibach, Rudolf (2007). "Vitis International Variety Catalogue". Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (IRZ), Siebeldingen, Germany. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- Robinson, Jancis (2006) The Oxford Companion to Wine, third edition, OUP