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Albillo Real

The very old white grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Albillo Albillo Blanco, Albillo Blanco Fino, Albillo Cagalon, Albillo Castellano, Albillo Castillan, Albillo de Cebreros, Albillo de Granada, Albillo de Madrid, Albillo de San Jeronimo, Albillo Pardo, Albillo Peco, Albillo Peco de Trebugena, Albillo Verdal, Castellano Bianco, Nieves Temprano, Temprana, Temprano de Campo Real and Temprano de Mora. It was founded in 1513 by the Spanish agronomist and author Gabriel Alonso de Herrera (1470-1539) mentioned in its variety description and described the wine as "very clear with soft colors and taste".

It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological or name similarities not with the varieties Albaranzeuli Bianco. Albillo de Albacete. Albillo Mayor. Albillo Real Extremadur. Alvarinho. Cayetana Blanca. Chenin Blanc or Pardillo be confused. According to done in 2010 DNA analysis Is there a Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Legiruela from the province Ávila (identical to the variety Prié from the Aosta Valley). There is also a close genetic relationship to variety Parellada,

Until the mid-20th century, the variety was mainly as table grape but today increasingly as Kelter grape used. It produces golden yellow, strong alcoholic and aromatic white wines with light bitter and also aging potential. These are usually used as a blend in red wines, including in the "Unico" of the winery Vega Sicilia, She will be in Castile and Leon (Rueda and Toro), Extremadura and Galicia grown. In 2010, in Spain 861 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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