Savagnin Blanc

Paien, Heida, Traminer

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Name: 
Savagnin Blanc
Other appellations: 
Heida
Paien
Traminer
Color: 
 White
Ancientness: 
Traditional (prior 1900)
Origin: 
Germany
Viticulture: 
-
Aromatic: 
-
Producers listed: 
Wines listed: 
Originating in the vast region covering the north-east of France and the south-east of Germany, Savagnin Blanc is a very old variety, also known under the name of Traminer, which has many natural offsprings, such as Sylvaner (Johannisberg in Valais), Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Gru?ner Veltliner, to name a few. In Switzerland, it is recorded for the first time in 1586 in Haut Valais under the name Heida, a very old appellation translated as Païen (pagan) in Bas Valais, in reference to ancient times, before Christianity. Its cultivation is constantly increasing as Heida or Païen is a highly structured wine, with notes of citrus and exotic fruits, and great potential for ageing.

Some wineries that cultivate this grape

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