Extinct French grapes

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Jonathan Hirschbein
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Extinct French grapes

#1 Post by Jonathan Hirschbein » February 26th, 2016, 11:12 am

I'm working on a project about extinct grapes and extremely rare wines.

Can anyone tell me of any extinct French grapes (preferably but not limited to Bordeaux.) I'm aware of the Carmenere being rediscovered in Chile.... but I'm looking for history of a grape that is STILL extinct and has been since at least the 1800's.

A grape that, if found today, would be considered very valuable.

I really appreciate all your time and help.

Alain M
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Extinct French grapes

#2 Post by Alain M » March 3rd, 2016, 3:20 am

Have you heard of Domaine de Vassal in southern France? They have a bunch of old, almost extinct grapes. It might be worth contacting them if you have not already done so. Here's the English page:

https://www6.montpellier.inra.fr/vassal_eng/

Alain
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Jonathan Hirschbein
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Extinct French grapes

#3 Post by Jonathan Hirschbein » March 4th, 2016, 1:43 pm

That's great! -- Thank you, Alain....

Heath Richardson
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Extinct French grapes

#4 Post by Heath Richardson » April 25th, 2016, 7:41 am

Braquet in Provence
Calitor in Provence
Duras - Southwest
Fromenteau - Champagne
Lladoner Pelut - Languedoc Roussillon
Merille -Southwest
Prunelard - Southwest - father of Malbec

those are just red grapes
I mean , how many do you want?

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