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Grape (Vitis)
Jacquère in Viala & Vermorel
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledsee list of synonyms
Notable regionsSavoy
Notable winesVin de Savoie
VIVC number5604

Jacquère is a variety of white grape found primarily in the Savoy wine region of France.[1] It is a high-yielding vine variety which is used to produce lightly scented, refreshing and gently aromatic dry white wine, such as Vin de Savoie. Jacquère is the grape used in Apremont wines and is the usual wine paired with cheese fondue (a dish from the same region). It is also found in Bugey wines.

Furthermore, Jacquère has been grown in some Condrieu vineyards, but it is officially not allowed to be used in Condrieu Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée wine.[1]

After increased plantings in the 1980s, it has remained at a level of about 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) in France since the 1990s.[1]

Relationship to other grapes[edit]

Gouais blanc has been secured as one of its parents, but the other is unknown. Jacquère is thought to be of French origin.[2]

In the 20th century, ampelographers Louis Levadoux and (decades later) Linda Bisson categorized Jacquère as a member of the Pelorsien eco-geogroup along with Bia blanc, Béclan, Dureza, Exbrayat, Durif, Joubertin, Mondeuse blanche, Peloursin, Servanin and Verdesse.[3]


Vin de Savoie Apremont wine made from Jacquère.

Synonyms include Altesse de Saint-Chef, Blanc des Ecoutoux, Buisserate, Cherche, Coufe Chien, yCugnete, Cugnette, Cugniette, Jacquère Blanche, Jacquèrre, Jacquière, Martin Cot, Martin Cot Blanc, Molette de Montmelian, Patois Rossette, Plant de Myans, Plant des Abymes, Redin, Robinet, Rossettin, Roussette, Roussette de Montmelian.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Jacquère". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 372. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.
  2. ^ a b Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Jacquere Archived 2012-04-22 at the Wayback Machine, accessed on June 8, 2008
  3. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg XXVII Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 978-1-846-14446-2