The white grape comes from France. Synonyms alphabetically grouped by country are Aligotte, Alligotay, Alligoté, Alligotet, Beaunié, Beaunois, Chaudenet Gras, Giboulot, Giboudot, Griset Blanc, Plant de Trois, Plant Gris, Troyen Blanc, Vert Blanc ( France ); Mukhranuli (Georgia); Carcairone Blanc ( Italy ); Aligote Bijeli (formerly Yugoslavia ); Mahranauli ( Moldova ). Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Chardonnay (Beaunois) Melon de Bourgogne. Sacy (Aligoté Vert) or Riesling be confused. Was done in 1999 DNA analysis resulted in probably natural parenting Gouais Blanc (Heunisch) x Pinot, The early ripening, productive vine is susceptible to the wrong mildew and Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines of simple quality. These are mainly used for the production of simple still wines and sparkling wines that can be consumed quickly.
In 2010 the French acreage was 1,953 hectares. The variety is mainly grown in Burgundy at the Cote d'Or grown where there is its own appellation Bourgogne Aligote gives. It is also in the fields Bouzeron and chablis authorized. The variety is traditionally used in combination with Cassis for the well-known aperitif Kir mixed. There were further stocks in Europe in Georgia (124 ha), Kazakhstan (277 ha), Moldova here as the most common variety (15,790 ha), Romania (7,297 ha), Russia (1,029 ha), Switzerland (23 ha) and Ukraine (9,267 ha). There are small areas overseas in Australia. Chile and in the US state Washington, The variety occupied a total of 36,120 hectares of vineyards in 2010 varieties ranking at rank 24.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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