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Bourboulenc

Bourboulenc is a semi-aromatic white grape variety with floral and a unique combination of acidic and fruity, with a hint of orange blossom.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Bourboulenc has a pale yellow colour and a musky, floral aroma. Its ability to ratain acidity in the warm and dry Mediterranean climate makes a great element as a wine blend.

Fresh Bourboulenc grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Bourboulenc is mainly cultivated in the Southern Rhône Valley, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Vacqueyras. It is also grown in the Languedoc and Provence, as well as in the Loire Valley and Corsica. This grape variety is sensitive to powdery mildew, and due to its low vigour and low yields, it needs to be promoted. Bourboulenc is usually blended with other grapes, such as Roussanne and Clairette, and it is used to make wines with a light body and low alcohol content. Since Bourboulenc wines are usually light and crisp, they pair well with light dishes, such as seafood and salads. They can also be enjoyed with white meats and creamy cheeses.

Foods to pair with Bourboulenc:

Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Bourboulenc
The name of this grape variety comes from the French word "bourbole", which means "badly ripened".

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