The white grape variety is a new breed between Raffiat de Moncade x Sauvignon Blanc, The crossing was carried out on behalf of the INRA in 1954 by the Basque Pierre Marcel Durquéty (* 1923) with the support of the university Montpellier, Arriloba means "the nephew of Pierre" in the Basque language (Harri = Pierre, Loba = nephew). By the way, the same parent is also the variety Agorra emerged. The early ripening, productive vine is resistant to due to the thick berry shells Botrytis, It produces a white wine similar to Sauvignon Blanc and is also called table grape used. In Southwest France it will be in the area Charentais cultivated on 48 hectares. There are also other small areas of cultivation overseas Brazil (3 ha) and Uruguay (4 ha). In 2010, a total of 55 hectares of vineyards were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)