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Petite Arvine

Synonym (also Arvine Petite) for the grape variety Arvine; see there.

The white grape variety originates from the border region Italy/Switzerland. Synonyms are Arvena, Arvin, Arvina, Arvinaz, Arvine Bonne, Arvine Mauvaise, Arvine Petite and Petite Arvine. The name possibly refers to the fact that the vine supposedly once reached Switzerland via the Savoyard Arve Valley. The variety was first mentioned in 1602 in Sitten (Sion) in the Swiss canton of Valais. From the end of the 19th century, it was called Arvine Petite to distinguish it from the...

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