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Petite Arvine

Synonymous (also Arvine Petite) for the grape variety Arvine; look there.

The white grape comes from the border area Italy / Switzerland, Synonyms are Arvena, Arvin, Arvina, Arvinaz, Arvine Bonne, Arvine Mauvaise, Arvine Petite and Petite Arvine. The name may refer to the fact that the vine allegedly once came to Switzerland via the Savoyard Arvetal. The variety was first introduced in 1602 in Sion in the Swiss canton Wallis mentioned. From the late 19th century it was referred to as Arvine Petite to relate it to the closely related Arvine...

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