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The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Molette Blanche, Molette de Seyssel and (incorrectly and confusingly) Mondeuse Blanche. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Cacaboué. jacquère or Mondeuse Blanche be confused. By comparing the DNA profiles, the assumption was refuted that it was a mutation of the no longer cultivated variety Roussette Basse is. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Gringet x Gouais Blanc (Heunisch).

Molette - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening, productive vine is prone to the wrong mildew and Botrytis, It produces light-colored, alcoholic and acid-rich white wines. The variety was first discovered in 1876 by the two French ampelographers Victor Pulliat (1827-1896) and Alphonse Mas as a variety of the range Seyssel in Savoy mentions where it is still permitted in sparkling wine today. The acreage in 2010 was 29 hectares.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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