The grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Chardonnay, Chardonnay Rosa, Chasselas Roz, Piros Burgundi, Piros Chardonnay and Rosa Chardonnay (the latter name is valid in Germany for reasons of wine law, as the designation Rosé is reserved for the wine type). It is a colour mutation of the white Chardonnay variety, but it could also be the other way round. In any case, the basic variety was created by a presumably natural cross between Gouais Blanc x Pinot. In Germany, a selection was carried out in Geisenheim and an application for plant variety protection was filed in 2014. The company ANTES Weinbau & Rebenveredlung GbR in Heppenheim (Hesse) established a propagation vineyard at the "Wine and Stone Adventure Trail" in 2011 and from here numerous other experimental plants have been delivered in Germany in the meantime.
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