The white grape comes from the border area Switzerland / Italy, Synonyms are Amigne Blanche, Amique, Grande Amigne, Grosse Amigne and Petite Amigne. According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it should differ from that of Horace (65-8 BC) and described by Virgil (70-19 BC) Sung Antique Vitis Vitis Aminea descended. The variety first appeared in the Swiss canton in 1686 Wallis mentioned. According to in 2011 DNA analysis there is a genetic relationship to the varieties Avana (Piedmont) and Petit Meslier (Champagne). Accordingly, it would be a descendant of the leading varieties Traminer (Savagnin Blanc) and Gouais Blanc, It becomes a grape variety group in Switzerland Old plants counted.
The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to Verrieseln and millerandage Millerandage). It produces acidic white wines with aromas of citrus. The variety is in the Swiss canton Wallis mainly grown around the city of Vétroz. This is where sweet dessert wines with the usual name come from Flétri (equivalent to Trockenbeerenauslese). In 2010, 43 hectares were planted.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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