The white grape variety comes France, Synonyms are Pascal, Pascaou, Pascaou Blanc, Pascau and Plant Pascal. About a possible relationship to the red variety Monica Nera (with synonym Pascal Noir) is not known. She is a parent of the species Sicily, The descent (parenthood) is unknown. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew and Botrytis and provides neutral white wines. It was first mentioned as Pascau Blanc in 1715 as a "very common variety". Today she is in small quantities in the Provence and at the southern one Rhone grown where they are in the AOC wines Cassis and palette, as well as until 2014 in the Ventoux is / was allowed. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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