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The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Martelet, Persagne Douce, Petite Mondeuse, Salagnin, Sérène, Servagin, Servagneien, Servagnie, Servagnien, Servagnin and Servanit. However, it must not be confused with the Servagnin variety (a clone mutant of Pinot Noir) grown in the Swiss canton of Vaud. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Mondeuse Noire and an unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The early ripening vine produces dark red wines. It is cultivated on the Isère in Savoy and is registered in Vin de Savoie. In the 1950s, it still occupied around 400 hectares; however, in 2010 no more stocks were recorded (statistics Kym Anderson).

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