The white grape variety (also INRA 1527-78) is a new variety between Palomino x Chardonnay. It was crossed in France in 1958 by Paul Truel at the Domaine de Vassal (branch of the University of Montpellier). The early maturing vine is resistant to botrytis, but susceptible to powdery mildew and black spot disease. It produces aromatic white wines of medium alcohol content, with low acidity and often blended with Chardonnay. In Languedoc-Roussillon, this variety is mainly grown in the Aude department. In 2010, a total of 801 hectares of vineyard area were declared with a decreasing trend.