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The white grape variety comes from France, The name is derived from the rich dark green (vert) of the leaves and berries. Synonyms are Bian Ver, Bian Vert, Blanchette, Clairette de Chindrieux, Clairette Précoce, Dongine, Etraire Blanche, Verdasse, Verdèche and Verdesse Musquée. Due to apparently indicative synonyms, it must not be used with the variety Mondeuse Blanche (Blanchette, Dongine) can be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Savagnin ( Traminer ) x unknown partner. The medium late ripening vine is susceptible to the real and the wrong mildew,

It also produces strong, spicy white wines floral Flavors, but without nutmeg, as one might suspect based on some synonyms. The variety is also called table grape used. It was first built in 1841 in Sassenage in the Isère department in south-east Savoy mentioned in documentary. Until the 1920s, it was the most common grape variety here. It is in the fields Bugey and Vin de Savoie approved, but only occupies three hectares of vineyards. There is also a stock of seven hectares in the Piedmont (Italy). A total of ten hectares were shown in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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