The white grape variety comes from France, It is after a community south of Reims in the Champagne named. Synonyms are Aligote Vert, Gros Blanc, Menu Blanc, Plant d'Essert, Plant de Sacy and Tressalier. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Aligoté. Chardonnay. Gros Blanc or peurion (Menu Blanc) can be confused.
According to in 2013 DNA analysis is one of the numerous natural crosses between white Heunisch ( Gouais Blanc ) x Pinot, According to an earlier hypothesis, it is said to have passed as early as the 13th century Cistercian monks the Abbey of Reigny in the Cher department from Italy to France. However, this has now been refuted by the clarified parentage.
The early ripening, high-yielding vine produces acidic, light colored white wines with low alcohol and pear aroma, which are suitable for sparkling wines. The variety first mentioned in 1782 under the name Plant de Sacy was once in the northeastern department of Yonne ( Burgundy ) widespread. It is in the appellations today Crémant de Bourgogne (Burgundy) and under the name Tressalier in Saint-Pourçain (Loire) approved. The area under cultivation in 2010 was only 10 hectares, with the tendency falling sharply, because at the end of the 1950s there were still around 650 (Statistics Kym Anderson ). The image of the grape variety comes from Victor's work “Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture” published in 1910 Vermorel and Pierre Viala,
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012