"This grape has survived unchanged for almost a millennium... the Hundred Years’ War, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon, and two world wars, someone has always thought to take cuttings of Savagnin Blanc... planting into the ground anew."
Archaeologists in France found a grape seed in a medieval cesspit—and it turned out to be genetically identical to grapes still being used to make wine today
When you find a wine grape you love, never ever let it go
“In a time that has spanned the Hundred Years’ War, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon, and two world wars, someone has always thought to take cuttings of Savagnin Blanc to keep planting into the ground anew.”