Aubun is a red wine grape grown primarily in the Rhône valley. The grape has similar characteristics to Carignan grapes in that it tends to produce high yields and produces wines that are fat with slight bitter finishes. Early during the phylloxera epidemic of the 19th century, the Auban vines showed some resistance to the pest as well as to downy and powdery mildew. The vines tends to bud late and not be affected by spring frost. In 2000, there were 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of Aubun in France.


Grape Colour: Black
Also called: Carignan de Bedoin, Carignan de Bedouin, Carignan de Gigondas, Counoise, Guyene, Morescola, Motardie, Moustardier, Moustardier Noir, Moutardier and Quenoise
Origin: France
Major regions: Rhône valley