The white grape variety originates from south-west France; the name means "Sauvignon-like". Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Mosler (Germany); Sauvignon Vert (Chile); Blanc Doux, Cinquien, Sauvignon de la Corrèze, Sauvignon Gros Grain, Sauvignon Vert (France); Friulano, Malaga, Occhio di Gatta, Occhio di Gatto, Tai, Tai Bianco, Tocai, Tocai Bianco, Tocai Friulano, Tocai Italico, Trebbianello, Tuchì, Uva Bianca Antica (Italy); Istarski Tokay, Zeleni Sauvignon (Slovenia). It must not be confused with the varieties Furmint (Northern Italy), Muscadelle (Sauvignon Vert in California), Riesling (Argentina and Chile) or Sauvignon Blanc (Argentina, Chile, France, Russia), despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, which was often the case in the past in the countries concerned. Especially in South America, the confusion was great because the varieties Sauvignonasse and Sauvignon Blanc were planted in many vineyards in mixed sets. The variety was a crossing partner of the new varieties Fleurtai and Soreli.