The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Pascal, Pascaou, Pascaou Blanc, Pascau and Plant Pascal. About a possible relationship with the red variety Monica Nera (with the synonym Pascal Noir) nothing is known. She is a parent of the variety Sicily, The parentage is unknown. The late ripening, productive vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis and produces neutral white wines. It was first mentioned as Pascau Blanc in 1715 as a "very common variety". Today it is sold in small quantities in the Provence and on the southern one Rhone grown where they are in the AOC wines Cassis and palette, as well as until 2014 in Ventoux is / was approved. In 2010, however, no stock was shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)