Terret gris


Terret gris is a white French wine grape variety planted primarily in the Languedoc wine region. Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) regulations allow the grape to used in white wines from the Corbières, Coteaux du Languedoc and Minervois AOCs. The vine has a very long history in the region and is capable of producing full bodied wines with crisp acidity.

Terret blanc is a white mutation of the grape that is less commonly found. In official statistics, the plantings of two "light-berried" Terret grapes (as distinguished from Terret noir, one of the permitted blending grapes for Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC) are often counted together. The varieties reached their peak in French wine productions in the late 1980s when together the Terret varieties were the ninth most widely planted white grape variety. In the Languedoc, plantings of Terret were equal to that of Chardonnay.