The white grape comes from France, She 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. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Aligoté. Chardonnay. Gros blanc or peurion (Menu Blanc).
According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is one of the numerous natural crosses between White Heunisch ( Gouais blanc x Pinot, According to an earlier hypothesis, it was already in the 13th century by Cistercian monks the Abbey of Reigny in the Cher department from Italy to France. But this is refuted now by the clarified descent.
The early-ripening, high-yielding vine produces acid-colored, light-colored, low-alcohol white wines with a pear aroma suitable for sparkling wines. The variety first mentioned in 1782 under the name Plant de Sacy was once in the north-eastern Yonne ( Burgundy ) widespread. She is in the appellations today Crémant de Bourgogne (Burgundy) and under the name Tressalier in Saint-Pourçain (Loire) admitted. The acreage in 2010 was only 10 hectares with a strong declining trend, because in the late 1950s, there were still around 650 (Statistics Kym Anderson ). The grape variety image comes from the 1910 published work "Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture" by Victor Vermorel and Pierre Viala,
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012