Henri Bouschet

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Henri Bouschet was a French viticulturalist who specialized in crossing pigmented teinturière varieties of Vitis vinifera grapes - particularly with a view to sourcing colour (and tannin). Son of renowned viticulturalist, Louis-Marie Bouschet (1784-1876; creator of the Petit Bouschet), Henri also worked at Domaine de la Calmette, in Mauguio, Hérault, France, close to the university town of Montpellier.[1] Henri Bouschet is best remembered for the still relatively unknown, but world-class Alicante Bouschet variety. Alicante was a local name in southern France given to the Grenache, with which the Petit Bouschet was crossed. Another of his creations is the Grand Noir de la Calmette.

Works[edit]

  • Collection de vignes à suc rouge obtenue par le semis après le croisement des cépages meridionaux avec le Teinturier by Henri Bouschet, 1865
  • Trois nouveaux Muscats obtenus par la fécondation croisée et le semis, by Henri Bouschet, 1872
  • Solution de la question du phylloxéra par les vignes américaines, by Henri Bouschet, 1875

bibliography[edit]

  • Pierre Viala, Les Hybrides-Bouschet : essai d'une monographie des vignes à jus rouge, 1886 [1]

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