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Humagne Blanche

The white grape variety originates from Switzerland. Synonyms are Humagne, Humagne Blanc (Switzerland); Miousap, Miousat, Mioussat, Umagne (France). The variety was already mentioned in 1313 together with Rèze in the "Directory of Anniviers" as "Vinum humanum" and "Humagny". According to legend, the wine was valued for centuries as an invigorating wine for the sick, and was especially given to women in childbed as a classic "childbed wine". The allegedly high iron content was often cited as responsible for the positive properties. However, more recent analyses have not confirmed this. It is possible that the "invigorating effect" is due to added herbs and essences. However, flavouring with various ingredients was also common with many other wines until the 19th century.

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