The white grape variety (breeding number INRA 8476) is a new breed between Ugni Blanc(Trebbiano Toscano) x Folle Blanche. The crossing was made in France in 1964 on the initiative of the INRA. The medium maturing vine is moderately susceptible to botrytis. It was approved in 2005 for the production of base wines for Cognac and is mainly used for this purpose. In 2010, 51 hectares of vineyard area were designated with an increasing trend (statistics Kym Anderson).
Pictures: Pl@ntGrape, INRA/IFV/Montpellier SupAgro