Petit Béclan

Often known simply as Béclan outside Jura, this black grape is nearly extinct, with just one hectare known to exist in France. The first record of its existence is a 1732 document from the Besançon parliament that decrees the grape was to be kept as it was one of “the only good varieties”.

The grape produces lively wine with a moderate level of alcohol, which can be blended or varietal. It ripens mid-season, and its tiny grapes grow in small, tightly packed bunches.

Petit Béclan is known as such in Jura to differentiate it from Gros Béclan, which is a synonym for a different variety, Peloursin. It is thought that the name Béclan comes from the local word for climbing vine, beclé.

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