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Clairette

The white grape variety originates from France. The name means "bright white" or "shiny" and refers to the white hairs on the underside of the leaves. Synonyms are Blanc Laffite, Blanquette, Blanquette de Limoux, Blanquette du Midi, Clairet, Clairette Blanche, Clairette de Limoux, Clairette Pouchudo, Clarette Pounchudo, Clairette Verte, Clarette, Fehér Clairette, Gaillard Blanc, Kleret, Klaret Belyi, Muscade, Oeillade Blanche, Osianka, Osyanka, Petit Blanc, Petit Kleret, Pignola Bianca, Uva Gijona, Vivsianka, Vivsyanca and Vivsyanka. It must not be confused with the Bourboulenc (Clairette à Grains Ronds), Picardan or Piquepoul Bl anc varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms. The parentage (parentage) is unknown. According to DNA analyses, there is a close genetic relationship to the Plant Droit variety. The Spanish variety Picapoll Blanco is possibly identical. It was also a parent of the varieties Malmasie and Téoulier Blanc, which were created by natural crossing. There may also be a relationship with the Piedmontese variety Erbaluce. There is also a variety Clairette Rose. Confusingly, Clairette is also a component of many other French grape varieties.

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