Courbu Blanc (Crouchen, Hondarrabi Zuri)
Courbu Blanc, also known as Crouchen or Hondarrabi Zuri, is a white grape variety that produces crisp, aromatic white wines with citrus and floral notes, grown in various wine regions around the world, including France and Spain
Varietal origin: Courbu Blanc is believed to have originated in the South-West region of France, where it is also known as Crouchen. It is also grown in the Basque region of Spain, where it is known as Hondarrabi Zuri.
Typical taste profile: Courbu Blanc wines are typically crisp and refreshing, with good acidity and bright citrus and floral notes. They may also exhibit flavors of green apple, pear, and stone fruits, depending on the winemaking style and terroir.
Regional styles: Courbu Blanc is used in the production of white wines in various wine regions around the world. In France, it is often blended with other grape varieties such as Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng in the appellations of Jurançon and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh. In Spain, it is used in the production of Txakoli, a refreshing, slightly sparkling wine from the Basque region.