Deze druif komt uit het midden-Loire-gebied. Synoniemen zijn Arbois Blanc , Herbois, Menu, Menu Pineau de Vouvray, Menu Pinot, Orboe, Orbois, Orboue, Petit Pineau, Pinot Verdet en Verdet. In 1968 was er nog bijna 1500 hectare geregistreerd, maar nu dreigt het onder de 200 te zakken. Hij wordt vnl. gebruikt in Cheverny, Vouvray, Valencay en Touraine-wijnen. Mid-rijpend en kan goed tegen de winterse kou.
The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Arbois Blanc (second main name), Herbois, Menu, Menu Pineau de Vouvray, Menu Pinot, Orboe, Orbois, Orboue, Petit Pineau, Pinot Verdet and Verdet. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Chenin Blanc (Gros Pineau), Petit Meslier (Orbois) or Riesling be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it is one of the numerous direct descendants of the variety Gouais Blanc (White Heunisch); the second parent is unknown. It is said that it was mentioned in 1530 by the well-known Franciscan monk François Rabelais (1494-1553). The Arbois Rose variety is a color mutation,
Menu Pineau (Arbois Blanc) - grape and leaf
The medium-ripening vine is easily susceptible to Botrytis and well suited for cool, climatic conditions. It produces rustic, spicy white wines with a moderate acidity and apple aroma. Despite the synonym Arbois Blanc, it does not come from the area Arbois in the law, but will be at the Loire grown. There she is in the appellations Cheverny. Touraine and Valençay approved and is often used with the varieties Chardonnay. Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blended. In 2010, 205 hectares of vineyards were shown in France with a declining tendency - ten years earlier it was 380 hectares (Statistics Anderson ).