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The white grape variety originates from the Savoie region in France. Synonyms are Gringet Gras, Gros Gringet and Petit Gringet. It must not be confused with the two varieties Roussanne or Savagnin Blanc (Traminer), despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. DNA analyses have disproved the assumption, held among others by the French ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019), that Gringet is a clone of Savagnin Blanc; in fact, it is not even related. A presumably natural cross between Gringet x Gouais Blanc has given rise to the Molette variety. The medium-maturing vine is susceptible to fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and especially downy mildew. It produces light-coloured, acidic white wines with aromas of dried apples and yellow plums, which are mainly used for sparkling wines. The variety is grown in Haut-Savoie in the Vallée de l'Arve. In 2016, 15 hectares of vines were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).

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