Buy italian wine from Xtrawine.

Petit Courbu

Information about Petit Courbu

Grape variety Petit Courbu
Synonyms Courbu, Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia
Grape colour White grape
Vigour Excellent
Areas of cultivation Petit Courbu is a light-skinned white wine grape variety grown in the French Sud-Ouest (South-West). Although it was once teetering on the brink of extinction, Petit Courbu has enjoyed something of a comeback in the past few decades, as part of a wider trend toward regionality. The most famous example of this trend is the revival of the Rhone Valley's Viognier.
History Petit Courbu, whose name means "little curved one", is also known simply as Courbu. Both varieties seem to have originated in Gascony (a vaguely defined southwestern province of pre-revolutionary France) and both contribute a subtle honeyed, citrus aroma to the area's white wines.
Ampelographic features Because it is a white grape, it is sometimes confused with Courbu Blanc, a variety which is only very subtly different. French ampelographer Pierre Galet recognizes the two varieties as distinct due to the difference between their leaves (Courbu Blanc's are slightly darker in the spring).
What our customers say...

Discounts up to 30%!

You'll find the very best wines and spirits at the best prices in our online wine shop. Sign up to our newsletter and be the first to know about our special offers.


Leader in online wine sales and online spirits sales. We accept:
Sites for other countries:
Xtrawine Hong-Kong
Xtrawine Switzerland
Certified online wine shop:
©  ·  WBX Srl · Via Campo dei Fiori 447122 Forlì(FC) · REA FO404224 C.F. IT04349010407 P.Iva 04413480403 Cap. soc. 1.000€ i.v. under the management and coordination of  Adros Spa · Via Teofilo Folengo 2, 25135 Brescia (BS) · REA FO403806 C.F. 04343670404 P.Iva 04413480403 Cap. soc. 65.867€ i.v.  · Tel: +39 0543771911

Product added to cart