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Tai

Synonym (also Tai Bianco) for the grape variety Sauvignonasse; see there.

The white grape variety originates from southwest 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(Italy); Istarski Tokay, Zeleni Sauvignon (Slovenia). It should not be confused with 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. Particularly in South America, the confusion was great because the varieties Sauvignonasse and Sauvignon Blanc were planted in many vineyards in mixed sets. Under the name Friulano, the variety was a crossing partner of the new varieties Fleurtai and Soreli.

Sauvignonasse - Weintraube und Blatt

The exact origin of the variety is the Gironde region of southwestern France, but it was never grown there on a large scale. It was often cultivated together with Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Today, there are only remnants and it no longer appears in the...

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