The white grape variety (also INRA 1527-78) is a new breed between Palomino x Chardonnay, The cross was made in France in 1958 by Paul Truel in the Domaine de Vassal (branch office of the university Montpellier ). The early ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis but prone to real ones mildew and the Black spots disease, It produces aromatic, rather low-acid white wines with medium alcohol content, which are often accompanied by Chardonnay be blended. The variety is grown in Languedoc-Roussillon mainly in the department Aude grown. In 2010, a total of 801 hectares of vineyards were reported, with a downward trend.
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)