The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Annereau, Blanc Ramé, Blanc Ramét, Blayais, Bordeaux Blanc, Chalosse, Chalosse de Bordeaux, François Blanc, Gaillac, Gros Meslier, Meslier, Meslier Blanc, Meslier de Seine et Oise, Meslier d'Orléans, Meslier du Gatinais, Meslier du Gers, Meslier Gros, Meslier Jaune, Meslier Vert, Moscade, Moscadet, Pelegarie, Pelgarie and Purgarie. It should not be confused with Folle Blanche, Petit Meslier (Meslier Vert), Prúeras (Annereau) or Roublot (Meslier) because of seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. There is also no connection with the red variety Meslier Noir. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, it is probably a natural cross between Gouais Blanc x Chenin Blanc. Incidentally, the same parents also gave rise to the Balzac Blanc and Colombard varieties. A somatic mutation with reddish berries is Meslier Rose.
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