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The white grape comes from France, Synonyms include Albane, Arbane Blanc, Arbanne, Arbanne Blanche, Arbenne, Arbenne Blanc, Arbone, Crène, Crénillat and Darbanne. The medium to late-ripening, low-yielding vine is prone to falseness mildew, A first mention was allegedly already in 1388 under the name Albane in the department Aube in the Champagne, The first reliable mention was made but not until 1801 by the chemist Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756-1832). The variety is like Petit Meslier for historical reasons for the champagne authorized. In 2010, only two hectares were expelled. in the VIVC catalog are also the varieties Arbane Noir and Arbane Rouge out; nothing is known about possible relationships.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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