Other varieties used

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Other varieties used : Colombard, Folle Blanche, Montils, Folignan

The other varieties used are :

  • Colombard : which also produces regional table wines;
  • Folle Blanche : primary variety used before the phylloxera crisis, abandoned for its sensitivity to grey rot after grafting ;
  • Montils : local variety also used in producing Pineau des Charentes ;
  • Folignan : new variety created by crossing Ugni Blanc with Folle Blanche. It combines the attribute of both parents: moderate yield, earlier-ripening than Ugni Blanc. It is a little more sensitive to grey rot, but produces more complex eaux-de-vie. It was integrated into the appellation decree in 2005.
Colombard

Colombard

Folle Blanche

Folle Blanche

Montils

Montils

Folignan

Folignan












Although Sémillon is a grape variety authorised by the decree, it is not currently used to make Cognac.