A minor white varietal rarely seen outside of the southern portions of France. Possibly Greek in origin the Bourbolenc is used today as a blending grape for white wines from Provence, Languedoc and the southern Rhone valley. Although somewhat neutral in flavor, the Bourbolenc ripens late and retains a high acidity which is the primary reason it is still used in blends today. Also known as the Malvosie, Picardin Blanc and Blanquette, as it is known in a few wines coming from Australia. The best expressions of Bourbolenc come from the Languedoc area of Le Clape.