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Petit Bouschet is a red teinturier grape variety that is a crossing of Aramon noir and Teinturier du Cher created in 1824 by French grape breeder Louis Bouschet at his vineyard in Mauguio in the Hérault department. The grape was used by Louis' son, Henri Bouschet, to create several more varieties including Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette and Morrastel Bouschet. Petit Bouschet saw a surge of plantings in the late 19th century as France recovered from the phylloxera epidemic where it was often used to add color to blends made from hybrid grapes and other high yielding varieties. As its offspring Alicante Bouschet became more popular, plantings of Petit Bouschet fell off and the grape is now hardly found in France.

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Domaine La Tour Boisee PLANTATION 1905 2019
France :: Regional France :: Minervois
Clairette, Terret, Alicante Bouschet, Alphonse Lavallée, Aramon, Aspiran, Aubun, Black Muscat/Muscat Hamburg, Cardinal, Carignan (Mazuelo) (Samso), Cinsaut/Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Lledoner Pelut, Morrastel Bouschet, Mourvedre, Petit Bouschet, Syrah/Shiraz, Terret Noir, Varousset
Body: d - Medium to Full
Ready to drink

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