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This white grape variety originated in the Champagne region, and until the 19th century it was also common there. But the vines of Petit Meslier were almost entirely uprooted and replaced with the less pretentious, less demanding Chardonnay vine.
Today, Petit Meslier is only an “enthusiast’s grape.” This is mainly due to its very modest yields of around 35 hectoliters per hectare.
About three hectares of Petit Meslier remain today. The variety is a cross between Savagnin and Gouias Blanc.