The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Baroca, Barroque, Barroque Blanc, Bordalès, Bordelais Blanc (France), Bordeleza Zuria (Spain). After Pierre Galet (* 1921) it was visited by pilgrims on the way back from Santiago de Compostela (Region Galicia ) out Spain brought (?). According to in the years 2007 and 2009 took place DNA analysis exist kinship relationships with the varieties Courbu Blanc. Lauzet. Manseng Noir. Petit Courbu and Tannat, The earlier assumption that they are from a crossroads Fool Blanche x Sauvignon Blanc emerged, did not confirm. The gray-berried Baroque Rosé is a color mutation, The variety was a crossing partner in the four new breeds Liliorila. Odola. Semebat and Totmur,
The late-ripening vine is sensitive to drought, but resistant to real mildew and black rot, It produces alcoholic wines with strong acidity and pear aromas. The variety was in the late 19th and early 20th century in Southwest France due to the resistance to the fungal disease immensely popular and occupied in the late 1950s, about 5,700 hectares of vineyards. This stock has since been extremely reduced. It is now only more on small areas mainly in the area tursan grown. In 2010, only 94 hectares were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)