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Romorantin

This now little-known French white grape is the offspring of Gouais Blanc and Pinot Fin Teinturier (itself a mutation of Pinot Noir), and can count Chardonnay and Aligoté as siblings. It was once grown widely across the Loire valley, but has more recently declined in popularity to the point that it has only 60 hectares of vines left, mostly on its exclusive Cour Cheverny appellation, to the west of Blois.

Wines made with Romorantin are powerful and have a noticeable minerality, which some have likened to Chablis.

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