The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Ambre, Arafiat, Arrefiac, Arréfiat, Arruffiac, Arruffiat, Arrufiat, Bouisselet, Raffiac, Raffiat, Réfiat, Ruffiac Blanc, Rufiat and Zurizerratia. It is a traditional variety in the area Jurançon in Southwest France, which was first mentioned in 1802 under Bouisselet. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, she must not with the varieties bouchalès (Synonym Bouiss a let), Courbu Blanc or Raffiat de Moncade be confused. According to 2009 last DNA analysis exist relationships to the variety Petit Verdot and the Courbu group. The descent (parenthood) is unknown. The late-ripening vine is prone to fake mildew and black rot, She is in the area Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh grown. In 2010, 80 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Photos : Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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