The white grape comes from France, It is one of the numerous descendants of Gouais blanc (White Heunisch); the second parent is unknown. However, the variety is no longer relevant, in 2010 no stock was reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
The name (dt "big white") is also a synonym for the variety Gouais Blanc itself, as well as for Colombard (Gros Blanc Doux), Elbling. Graisse. Luglienga Bianca. Marocain Noir (Gros Blanc de Ribiers), Melon de Bourgogne. Petoin. Romorantin (Gros Blanc de Villefranche) and Sacy, Significantly, besides the varieties Luglienga Bianca and Marocain Noir, these are also direct descendants of Gouais Blanc.