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Folle Blanche

The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Fütterer (Germany); Amounedat, Bouillon, Chalosse Blanche, Canut du Lot et Garonne, Dame Blanc, Dame Blanche, Engreat Blanc, Enragé, Enrageat, Folle, Folle de Bordeaux, Folle Girodine, Fou, Grais, Grais Bouillon, Gros Meslier, Gros Plant, Petit Verjus, Piquepoul, Piquepoul du Gers, Picpoult d'Armagnac, Plant de Dame, Plant de Grèce, Rochelle Blanche, Rochelle Verte, Saint Émilion, Taloche du Lot, Talosse (France); Folle Bijeli (Croatia); Matza Zuri, Mune Mahatsa (Spain); Fehér Folle (Hungary). It must not be confused with Claverie (Chalosse Blanche), Fütterer, Knipperlé (Rochelle Blanche), Meslier Saint-François, Petit Mes lier or Piquepoul Bl anc, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. It is not a colour mutation of the varieties Fuella Nera, Jurançon Noir or Négrette (all with synonym Folle Noire). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Gouais Blanc x unknown partner. It was a parent of Jurançon Blanc, Jurançon Noir, Merlot Blanc and Monbadon (natural cross), as well as Baco Blanc, Baco Noir and Folignan (new cross).

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