Manseng noir

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Manseng noir
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called see list of synonyms
Origin France

Manseng noir (sometimes translated: Black Manseng) is a wine grape variety of Basque origins that is grown primarily in South West France. It is allowed into Béarn AOC wine but very little used. Manseng Noir is deep in colour and tannic.

Like Pinot noir and Muscat, the grape mutates easily and has spawn several additional grape varieties that are still being used in wine production, most notably Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

Manseng noir is also known under the synonyms Arrouya, Courbu rouge, Gros Manzenc, Mancep, Mansenc Gros, Mansenc noir, Manseng rouge, and Petit Mansenc.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 425 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  2. ^ Manseng Noir, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-12-03