The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Balzard Blanc, Balzat, Blanc Limousin, Margnac Blanc and Ressière. According to in 2000 at the University of California carried DNA analysis is a (natural) cross between Gouais Blanc (Heunisch) x Chenin Blanc, Other varieties with the same parents are Colombard and Meslier Saint-François, A previously suspected relationship with the red variety Monastrell (Synonym Balzac Noir) has not been confirmed. The variety was first mentioned by E. Boutard in 1842 in the "Catalog des espèces de vignes". The medium maturing vine is susceptible to the wrong and the real mildew, It is almost extinct and is only in small quantities in Southwest France in the department Charente grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).