This white grape variety is a new cross between Blanc d'Ambre x Madeleine Royale. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, the maternity of Précoce de Malingre indicated in the breeding list has been disproved. Synonyms are Kossuthtraube (Germany); Chasselas de Talhouet, Magdalene Angevine, Madeleine Celine (France); Maddalena Angevina (Italy); Madlen Anjevin, Madlen Anževin, Madlen Anzhuskaya, Madlenka, Magdalena Anzhuskaya, Petrovsky, Petrovskiy (ex. Yugoslavia); Weisser Äugstler (Switzerland); Korai Magda, Madlen Anzhuiskaya, Petrovskii, Petrovskij, Petrovsky (ex. USSR); Republician (USA). The crossing took place in 1857 in France at the Moreau-Robert vine breeding institute. The name derives from the early ripeness (22 July is St Magdalene's name day), the second part means "of Anjou".