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Bourgogne wines Glossary

Grape variety native to Burgundy. Produces round berries in almost cylindrical bunches, very pale orange in colour, flecked with brown. A vigorous variety, does well on sloping sites. Prone to mildew and black rot (anthracnose) but resistant to oïdium. Tends to yield light, acidic wines to be drunk young. The best come from a few Burgundian villages, notably Bouzeron (recognised as a communal appellation in 1998).
Related words Mildew / Downy mildew