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The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Molette Blanche, Molette de Seyssel and (falsely and confusingly) Mondeuse Blanche. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Cacaboué. jacquère or Mondeuse Blanche be confused. By comparing the DNA profiles, the presumption was refuted that it was a mutation of the no longer cultivated variety Roussette Basse is. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Gringet x Gouais blanc (Heunisch).

Molette - grape and leaf

The medium to late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to falseness mildew and Botrytis, It produces light colored, alcoholic and acidic white wines. The variety was first introduced in 1876 by the two French ampelographers Victor Pulliat (1827-1896) and Alphonse Mas as a species of the area Seyssel in Savoy mentions where it is still allowed in sparkling wine today. The acreage in 2010 was 29 hectares.

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

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