It was widely planted until the 19th century but by the start of the 20th century it had virtually disappeared. Now, little by little, Humagne is making a comeback. It is a delicate grape that
requires good care and a carefully limited harvest. But when it is planted on the right slopes it can give a surprising wine that is very pure, fresh, long in mouth, both subtle and elegant, with notes of linden blossom.
It was called “new mothers’ wine” around 1815 due to its high iron content.
Its aromatic profile when young is similar to that of Fendant, but with age this is a wine that has extraordinary qualities—an absolute must!