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The white grape comes from Spain, Synonyms are Acería, Alarije Dorada, Alarije Dorado, Alarije Verdoso, Alarize, Arin, Aris, Barcelonés, Cagazal, Coloraillo Gordo, Coloraillo Pequeno, Esclafacherri, Malfar, Malvasia, Malvasia Rioja, Pirulés Dorada, Pirulés Verde, Rojal, Subirat Parent, Torrontés, Turrontés and Villanueva de la Serena. According to the Ampelographen Pierre Galet A variety Torrontés in Galicia is also referred to as Monastrell Blanco and Morrastrell Blanco. But it is not clear if that means Alarije. It could be another Torrontés variety or (also with these synonyms) Albillo Mayor act.

It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not coincide Coloraillo as well as the different ones Malvasia or Torrontés Varieties are confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis she is from a supposedly natural cross between To lift x Folha de Figueira emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The two varieties Alarije Dorado and Alarije Verdoso are so-called Klonmutanten,

It is a very old grape variety in the region Extremadura, first mentioned in 1448 in a document of the Monastery of María de Guadelupe (Cáceres province) as the main variety of the area, as well as in 1513 by the Spanish agronomist Gabriel Alonso de Herrera (1470-1539) under the name Alarize in the variety description was mentioned. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to fungal diseases, It produces greenish yellow white wines that are used to oxidation tend. The variety is in the Spanish regions of Extremadura (DO area Ribera del Guadiana ) and Galicia grown. In 2010, 1,726 hectares of vineyards were reported.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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