The white grape variety is a new breed between Raffiat de Moncade x Sauvignon Blanc, The crossing took place on behalf of the INRA in 1954 by the Basque Pierre Marcel Durquéty (* 1923) with the support of the university Montpellier, Arriloba means in the Basque language "the nephew of Pierre" (Harri = Pierre, Loba = nephew). Incidentally, the same parent is also the variety Agorra emerged. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to the thick berry skins Botrytis, It produces a white wine similar to Sauvignon Blanc and is also known as table grape used. In Southwest France she will be in the field Charentais cultivated on 48 hectares. Other small acreages are also available overseas Brazil (3 ha) and Uruguay (4 ha). In 2010, a total of 55 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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