Humagne Blanche

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Humagne Blanche
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Humagne, Humagne Blanc
Origin Switzerland
Notable regions Valais

Humagne Blanche or Humagne is a white Swiss wine grape[1] planted primarily in the Valais region. The total Swiss plantations of the variety in 2009 stood at 30 hectares (74 acres).[2]

The grape produces a full bodied wine that is more rich than Amigne and Petite Arvine, but more neutral in flavour than the latter.[3][4]

DNA profiling at Changins in Switzerland and Aosta in Italy established that Humagne Blanche is not related to the red Swiss variety Humagne Rouge.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humagne Blanc, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 20, 2010
  2. ^ Office fédéral de l’agriculture OFAG: Das Weinjahr 2009 / L'année d'viticole 2009
  3. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 112 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  4. ^ a b Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Humagne Blanche". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 347. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.