The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Albilla, Albilla Mayor, Albillo (see all Albillo varieties there), Blanco del País, Monastrell Blanco, Pardina, Picadillo, Picadillo Blanco, Turruntes, Turruntes de la Rioja and Torrontés, Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities to the varieties Albillo de Albacete. Albillo Real. Calagraño or Cayetana Blanca (Pardina) to be confused. According to 2013 DNA analysis Albillo Mayor is one of the many direct descendants of the leading variety To lift; the second parent is unknown. In addition, one Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Doradilla detected. The variety Tempranillo comes from a probably natural crossing Albillo Mayor x Benedicto,
The early ripening, low-yielding vine is resistant to drought and real mildew but sensitive to Botrytis and wrong mildew as well as against late frost in the spring. It produces golden yellow, alcoholic, meaty white wines with medium acidity and fruity Aromas. The acreage in Spain is 1,312 hectares, mainly in Castile and Leon, There are also small stocks overseas Chile (0.5 ha) and Peru (7 ha). In 2010 a total of 1,319 hectares of vineyards were shown (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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