Has several synonym names including Arbanne. Reported to be an old variety grown in the Champagne region of France. AOC regulations do not allow new plantings of old varieties (except for existing vine by vine replacement) to be used in modern Champagne, but at least one winery creates a sparkling wine (legally called Champagne) from this variety blended with Fromenteau (Gris) and Petit Meslier. The varietal wine has been reported as “very soft, almost ethereal, with a refreshing peppery uplift in the finish. Much softer and delicate than standard Blanc de Blancs”.
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