The white grape variety comes from Savoy - France, Synonyms are Gringet Gras, Gros Gringet and Petit Gringet. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the two varieties Roussanne or Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ) can be confused. By DNA analysis was, among others, by the French ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019) conjectures that Gringet a clone from Savagnin Blanc; rather, it is not even related. Through a natural crossing of Gringet x Gouais Blanc is the variety Molette emerged. The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to the real and especially to the wrong mildew, It produces light-colored, acid-stressed white wines with aromas of dried apples and yellow plums, which are mainly used for sparkling wines. The variety is grown in Haut-Savoyen in the Vallée de l'Arve. In 2010, 25 hectares of vineyards were reported.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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