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Humagne Blanche

The white grape variety comes from Switzerland. Synonyms are Humagne, Humagne Blanc(Switzerland); Miousap, Miousat, Mioussat, Umagne(France). The variety was already mentioned in 1313 together with the Rèze in the "Verzeichnis von Anniviers" as "Vinum humanum" and "Humagny". According to the legend, the wine was appreciated for centuries as a revitalising sick wine, which was given to women who had just given birth as a classic "childbed wine". The allegedly high iron content was often cited as being responsible for its positive properties. However, more recent analyses have not confirmed this. Possibly the "invigorating effect" is due to added herbs and essences. However, flavouring with various ingredients was also common for many other wines until the 19th century

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