Bourboulenc (pronounced boor-boo-LAHNK) also known as Malvoisie du Languedoc, is an extremely old grape variety which is thought to have originated in Greece.
Plantings of Bourboulenc are now concentrated primarily in the south of France, in the Côteaux du Languedoc appellations of Corbières and Minervois.
On the sun-drenched, stony plateaus of the Mediterranean basin, the vine achieves a high degree of ripeness and corresponding degree of alcohol. Bourboulenc is a late-ripening variety, Bourboulenc’s high acid content makes it popular for use in blends to which it brings body and spicy flavours. On its own, this grape produces fresh, floral, low-alcohol wines that are best drunk young.
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