The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Auxerrois Gros, Blanc de Nantes, Bourguignon Blanc, Feuille Ronde, Gamay Blanc, Gros Auxerrois, Gros Blanc, Latran, Lyonnais, Lyonnaise Blanche, Melon, Melon Bijeli, Muscadet, Petit Bourgogne, Pétoin, Pétouin, Plant de Bourgogne and Savagnin Jaune. It should not be confused with the Aligoté (Melon de Jura), Auxerrois, Chardonnay (Melon d'Arbois), Gros Blanc, Pinot Blanc or Traminer (Savagnin Jaune) varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological. According to DNA analyses last carried out in 2013, it is one of the numerous presumably natural crosses between the two leading varieties Gouais Blanc x Pinot. The medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost, but very susceptible to botrytis. It produces neutral-tasting, low-acid white wines with a subtle muscat tone and citrus aroma that are particularly well suited to distillation.