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Bouschet

French family (in some sources also in the spelling Bousquet), which is one of the pioneers of wine growing in France. In Montpellier a street and a square are named after her. The winegrower Louis-Marie Bouschet de Bernard (1784-1876) was engaged in the crossing of grape varieties with the aim of producing colourful and tannic wines. In 1824 he crossed the two varieties Aramon Noir x Teinturier du Cher to give the first one more colour (the picture of him around 1850 is one of the oldest photos ever taken). He called it Petit Bouschet, which is considered one of the first targeted and successful crosses of grape varieties. His son Henri Bouschet (1815-1881) used his father's creation in the Domaine de Calmette in Mauguio (Département Hérault) for further new varieties. These included Alicante Henri Bouschet (picture), Aspiran Bouschet, Carignan Bouschet, Cinsaut Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette, Morrastel Bouschet, Oeillade Bouschet and Piquepoul Bouschet. The picture of the grape varieties is taken from the work "Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture" by Victor Vermorel and Pierre Viala, in which many varieties are illustrated. See also under Teinturier.

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