Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Abouriou, early-ripening minor south western dark-berried vine variety that was still grown on 309 ha/763 acres of France in 2012. It is still theoretically allowed into Côtes du marmandais where Elian Da Ros makes a varietal version. Its wine is relatively high in tannin and low in acidity. French ampelographer Paul Truel identified the vine once grown in California as Early Burgundy as Abouriou.

  1. Robinson, J., Harding, J., and Vouillamoz, J., Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties Including their Origins and Flavours (London, 2012).