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