The white grape comes from Savoy - France, Synonyms are Gringet Gras, Gros Gringet and Petit Gringet. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the two varieties Roussanne or Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ) be confused. By DNA analysis was among others by the French Ampelographen Pierre Galet (* 1921) presumed refuted that Gringet one clone by Savagnin Blanc; rather, she is not even related. Through a natural crossing of Gringet x Gouais blanc is the sort Molette emerged. The medium-ripening vine is vulnerable to the genuine and especially to fake mildew, It produces light colored, acidic 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 with decreasing trend.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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