Servanin

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Servanin
Grape (Vitis)
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Servanin
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledSee list of synonyms
OriginFrance

Servanin is a red French wine grape variety grown predominantly in the Isère department in eastern France. While the variety has a long history in the region, plantings have been steadily declining since the early 20th century with the vine now close to extinction.[1]

In the 20th century, ampelographers Louis Levadoux and (decades later) Linda Bisson categorized Servanin as a member of the Pelorsien eco-geogroup along with Bia blanc, Béclan, Dureza, Exbrayat, Durif, Jacquère, Mondeuse blanche, Peloursin, Joubertin and Verdesse.[2]

Synonyms[edit]

Over the years Servanin has been known under a variety of synonyms including: Martelet, Persagne Douce, Petite Mondeuse, Salagnin, Sérène, Servagin, Servagneien, Servagnie, Servagnien, Servagnien des Avenières, Servagnin, Servanien and Servani.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 175 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984
  2. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg XXVII Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 978-1-846-14446-2
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Servanin Accessed: August 17th, 2012