The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Baroca, Barroque, Barroque Blanc, Bordalès, Bordelais Blanc (France), Bordeleza Zuria (Spain). After Pierre Galet (1921-2019) it was used by pilgrims on the way back from Santiago de Compostela (region Galicia ) out Spain brought. According to several DNA analysis there are related relationships to the varieties Courbu Blanc. Lauzet. Manseng Noir. Petit Courbu and Tannat, The previous guess that they are from an intersection Folle Blanche x Sauvignon Blanc has not been confirmed. The gray berry baroque rosé is a color mutation, The variety was a cross partner in the four new varieties Liliorila. Odola. Semebat and Totmur,
The late-ripening vine is sensitive to drought but resistant to real ones mildew and black rot, It produces alcohol-strong wines with strong acidity and aromas of pears. The variety was in late 19th and early 20th century Southwest France extremely popular due to its resistance to fungal disease and still occupied around 5,700 hectares of vines at the end of the 1950s. However, this stock has decreased extremely since then. Today it is only used in small areas mainly in the area tursan grown. In 2010 only 94 hectares 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)