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Designation of origin for a red wine in the Swiss canton Vaud from a variety of the grape variety Pinot Noir, It is a so-called Klonmutanten, The DNA profile is identical to Pinot Noir, but there are small ones morphological Differences (see also under Pinot ). The type of play may not be the same as in Alsace grown name-like variety servanin be confused. According to a hypothesis, the cultivation was already promoted by the Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold (1342-1404). His daughter Marie de Bourgogne escaped from the Burgundy angry plague to Saint-Prex near Morges in the early 15th century Switzerland and brought seedlings With. It subsequently found widespread use under the names Salvagnin, Servagnin de Morges, Vieux Salvagnin or Pinot Salvagnin. Then it fell into oblivion and was practically extinct in the 1960s, with the exception of a few vines. Towards the end of the 1990s, efforts were made to revive the grape variety. In 2003 it was officially presented to the public under the name Servagnin in order to avoid confusion with the AC wine Salvagnin (from Salvagnin Noir = also Pinot Noir). Under this name, it may only be marketed in the Morges area of Waadt.

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