The white grape variety 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 field Jurançon in Southwest France, which was first mentioned under Bouisselet in 1802. Despite apparently indicative synonyms, she is not allowed to use the varieties bouchalès (Synonym Bouiss a let), Courbu Blanc or Raffiat de Moncade be confused. According to 2009 last DNA analysis there are relationships with the variety Petit Verdot and to the Courbu group. The parentage is unknown. The late-ripening vine is prone to the wrong people mildew and black rot, It will be in the area Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh grown. In 2010, 80 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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