The white grape variety comes from Spain. There are 180 Synonyms indicating the age and wide distribution of the vine, especially in the Iberian Peninsula. Some of them are grouped alphabetically by country: Grumiere Blanco, Malvoisie de la Chartreuse, Panse de Provence, Teneron de Cadenet, Teneron de Vaucluse, Teneron du Vaucluse, Tenerife Olivette de Cadenet ( France ); Uva degli Angeli ( Italy ); Tenerife Morocco ); Boal de Praça ( Portugal ); Abeaci Blanca, Ain el Kelb, Ain Kelb, Beba de Huelva, Beba de Jaen, Beba de Jerez, Beba de los Santos, Beba de los Santos de Maimona, Beba de Palos, Beba Dorada, Beba Dorada de Huelva, Beba Dorada de Jaen , Beba Dorada de Jerez, Bebas, Beva, Blanca de Mesa, Blanca Superior de Parral, Breval, Calop Blanco, Calop Rojo, Chelva, Chelva Blanca, Eve, Eva de los Santos, Eva de los Santos de Maimona, Jerez Fina, Jerez Fino, Mateu, Panse Valenciana, Panse Valenciano, Teta de Vaca, Uva de Pasa, Uva de Planta, Valencí Blanco ( Spain ).
It was founded in 1807 by the botanist Simón de Rojas, Clemente y Rubio (1777-1827), as a whole and Andalusian wine press table grape mentioned. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between To lift x unknown partner. The cultivated in Morocco variety Teneron is identical according to DNA comparison. The variety Beba may despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Chelva or Doradilla be confused. The red-berry Calop rojo is a color mutation the identical with Beba Calop Blanco. There may be a genetic relationship with the red variety Valencí Tinto (Synonyms Beba Negra, Calop Negro, Grumiere Negro). The variety was crossing partner in the new breeds Dattier de St. Vallier and (under Panse de Provence) Pearl Noire,
The late-ripening vine is very irregular due to its sensitivity to flowering yield, It produces fresh, fruity white wines, especially as a blend for young white wines ( Joven ) serve. It will be especially in the Extremadura grown in the provinces of Bajadoz and Cáceres. There she is in the DO area Ribera del Guadiana, as in Andalusia in the provinces of Huelva and Seville and on the Canary Islands authorized. In Spain a total of 3,036 hectares were recorded. In Portugal occupies them in the area Algarve 0.1 hectares. Under Teneron she will be in Morocco grown on 3,488 hectares. In 2010, she finished a total of 6,524 hectares of vineyards.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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