The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Altesse de Chaint-Chef, Blanc des Ecoutoux, Buisserate, Cherche, Confechien, Coufechien, Cugnete, Cugnette, Cugniette, Jacquère Blanche, Jacquerre, Jaquère, Jacquière, Martin-Cot, Molette de Montmélian, Plant des Abimes, Plant des Abymes de Myans, Raisin des Abîmes, Redin, Robinet, Roussette, Roussette de Montmelian. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Altesse. Molette or Roussette d'Ayze be confused. According to 2013 DNA analysis is an intersection Gouais Blanc x unknown partner. The picture above comes from Victor's “Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture” Vermorel and Pierre Viala,
The medium-ripening, productive vine is susceptible to black rot and Botrytis but resistant to both mildews, It provides fruity-fresh, low-alcohol white wines for quick enjoyment. A first description dates from 1868. The variety is in the region Savoy widespread. It mostly serves as a blend and is in the areas Bugey and Vin de Savoie authorized. There are also other stocks on the northern one Rhone, The acreage in France is 1,013 hectares. In Portugal it will only be on one hectare in the area Beiras grown. In 2010, a total of 1,014 hectares were recorded (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012