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Bouillet

The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Bouiller Noir, Fouine, Plant Dame Noir and Quillard. An exact first description was provided by the French ampelographer Paul Truel in Montpellier, although the variety was already mentioned in writing in 1780. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown, however. The ampelographer Guy Lavignac suspects that it is a mutation of the Jurançon Noir variety, with which it is often confused. The late maturing vine produces light red, acidic red wines with a slight bitter note. The variety, which is threatened with extinction, is present in the southwest in the departments of Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne. In 2010, only one hectare was recorded (Kym Anderson).

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