Andrew Bair wrote:Hi Tom -
Thank you for the very interesting note. Given the onetime confusion as to whether or not Refosco and Mondeuse were the same grape, do you happen to know if the BATF still considers Refosco to be a valid synonym for Mondeuse?
Not sure on that one, Andrew. I strongly suspect they allow the use of both names for the same wine.
It's probably like SauvignonVert...a name that is now deprecated. You can call the wine either TocaiFruliano or Muscadelle du Bordelais...they don't care.
Most all the SauvVert in Calif is, in fact, Muscadelle.
As you probably know, Andrew...the TTB folks are not the best & the brightest. I doubt that everyone has a copy of the new JancisRobinson
sitting on their desk!!!