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31 Dec 2003 by JR
Baroque Sometimes spelt Barroque , is the intensely local grape variety of which white Tursan must be made. Although it is now grown almost exclusively in the Landes département , it was at one time known throughout south west France and was valued by growers in the early 20th century for its resistance to powdery mildew . The total area planted with Baroque was quite literally decimated in the 1970s and 1980s by Landais disaffection with viticulture, but recent investment in the Tursan appellation by the proprietor of the famously epicurean establishment at Eugénie-les-Bains may help save this...

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