The white grape variety comes from France, It is after a community south of Reims in the Champagne named. Synonyms are Aligote Vert, Blanc Vert, Fairene, Farine, Farinier Blanc, Ferne, Fernet, Ferney, Gros Blanc, Menu Blanc, Pivoine, Plant d'Essert, Plant de Sacy, Sassy, Souche, Tresalier, Tresallier, Tres Sailier, Tressailier , Tressalier, Trezaguier, Trezailhi, Trezali, Trezari and Weißklemmer. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities to 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 through as early as the 13th century Cistercian monks the Reigny abbey in the Cher department was introduced 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 mentioned for the first time 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 grape variety image 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
Tressalier (Sacy): Par Viala et Vermorel - Ampélographie, Domaine public, Link