The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Albane, Arbane Blanc, Arbanne, Arbanne Blanche, Arbenne, Arbenne Blanc, Arbone, Crène, Crénillat and Darbanne. The medium to late ripening, low-yield vine is prone to the wrong mildew, It was first mentioned in 1388 under the name Albane in the Aube department in the Champagne, The first reliable mention was made in 1801 by the chemist Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756-1832). The variety is like Petit Meslier for historical reasons for the champagne authorized. In 2010, however, only two hectares were shown. in the VIVC catalog the varieties Arbane Noir and Arbane Rouge are also sold; nothing is known about possible relationships.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012