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Versailles

Synonym (also white Versailler, white Versoalen) for the Rebsorte Versoaln; look there.

The white grape comes from Trentino-Alto Adige ( Italy ) or off France, Synonyms are Versailles, White Versailles and White Versailles. The peculiar name could be derived from the local dialect word "verdolen" for "green" in terms of berry color or "versoaln" in connection with the Pergola trellising be derived. A third interpretation refers to a corruption of "Versailles" and the legend that it was introduced from there in the 15th century by Count Schlandesberg,...

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