Mauzac is a traditional grape of South West of France.
Colour: Can vary to grey, white, or pink.
Frequency: Only in France, haven’t been exported beside a couple of attempts in Australia. It represents 2600 ha area planted.
Synonym(s): Different spelling such as “Moissac”, “Moysac” or “Mozac”. It is more often called Blanquette in the Limoux area (France).
Origin: Gaillac, South West of France.
Maturity: Second late period.
Sensitivity to disease: Sensitive to grey rot, and excoriose. It is also sensitive to grape moth larvae and mites.
France → Tarn, Aude.
Type of Wines Profile(s) –
Sparkling wines mainly, dry white wines to lesser extent.
Facts and tips:
- Appellation Blanquette de Limoux needs to contain at least 90% of Mauzac.
- A red grape variety is known as “Mauzac roux”.