The white grape comes from France. There are around 120 Synonyms which on the age and worldwide distribution in most Wine-growing countries Clues. The main alphabetically grouped by country are Clevner, Clävner ( Alsace ); Arboisier, Arnaison Blanc, Arnoison, Aubain, Aubaine, Auvergnat Blanc, Auvernat Blanc, Auxerrois, Auxois, Beaunois, Blanc de Champagne, Chardonnet, Chaudenay, Chaudent, Epinette, Epinette de Champagne, Gamay Blanc, Gentil Blanc, Luisant, Melon à Queue Rouge, Melon Blanc, Melon d'Arbois, Melon d'Arlay, Morillon, Morillon Blanc, Noirien Blanc, Pinot Blanc Chardonnay, Pinot de Bourgogne, Rousseau ( France ); Yellow Burgundy, Klawner, White Ruländer ( Germany ); Chardonnay Bijeli ( Croatia ); Obaideh ( Lebanon ); Wais Edler, Waiser Clevner ( Moldova ); Morillon, Pinot Noir ( Austria ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities to the varieties Aligote, Auxerrois (Beaunois), Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Blanc (very similar), Sacy or Traminer (Savagnin Blanc) can be confused.
Until the late 19th century, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc were often confused. The Ampelograph Victor Pulliat (1827-1896) had already assumed two different varieties in 1868 and this was officially recognized at least in France in 1872. Other countries had problems for much longer and the two were considered identical. In Austria they were recorded and shown together in the official lists of grape varieties until 1999. It was only through in 1999 DNA analysis Independence was finally confirmed: Chardonnay is a natural cross between Gouais Blanc x Pinot. In the Austrian Styria Chardonnay is traditionally called Morillon referred to and often regarded as independent. Although this vine shows slight morphological differences compared to Chardonnay, it is genetically identical.