The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Altesse de Chaint-Chef, Ecoutoux Blanc, Buisserate, Cherche, Confechien, Coufechien, Cugnette, Cugnette, Cugniette, Jacquère Blanche, Jacquerre, Jaquère, Jacquiere, Martin-Cot, Molette de Montmélian, Plant of Abimes, Plant of Abymes de Myans, Raisin des Abîmes, Redin, Robinet, Roussette, Roussette de Montmelian. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Altesse. Molette or Roussette d'Ayze be confused. According to 2013 were done DNA analysis it is a crossroads Gouais blanc x unknown partner. The image above is from "Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture" by Victor Vermorel and Pierre Viala,
The medium maturing, high yielding vine is prone to black rot and Botrytis, but resistant to both mildews, It provides fruity-fresh, alcohol-rich white wines for quick enjoyment. A first description dates from 1868. The variety is in the region Savoy widespread. It is mostly used as a blend and is in the areas Bugey and Vin de Savoie authorized. There are also other stocks on the northern side Rhone, The cultivated area in France is 1,013 hectares. In Portugal It is only on a hectare in the area Beiras grown. In 2010, a total of 1,014 hectares were recorded (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012