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The white grape variety is a new breed between Chasselas x Chardonnay. It was crossed in Switzerland in 1965 by Jean-Louis Simon and André Jaquinet at the Swiss Federal Research Institute Changins. The Charmont variety was also created with the same parents. The early-ripening vine is susceptible to trickle and botrytis. It produces yellow, aromatic white wines with apricot and citrus aromas. The variety is cultivated in the cantons of Vaud and Valais. In 2016, 35 hectares of vineyard area were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).

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