Properly known as Mauzac Blanc. White grape found only in the southern areas of France. Ripens late, so frost can be a problem in cooler climates. Used primarily for making dry and sweet sparkling wines that can be very good if done in the better Methode Champenoise. The better examples have a unique dried apple character to them that can be quite pleasant. Often blended with Chenin Blanc. The best examples come from Gaillac and Limoux, where it is known as Blanquette.