The white grape variety comes from Spain. There are 180 Synonyms, which indicate the age and wide distribution of the vine, especially on the Iberian Peninsula. Some of them are grouped alphabetically by country: Grumiere Blanco, Malvoisie de la Chartreuse, Panse de Provence, Tenerife de Cadenet, Tenerife de Vaucluse, Tenerife de 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, Eva, 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 created in 1807 by the botanist Simón de Rojas Clemente y Rubio (1777-1827) as a wine press and cultivated throughout Andalusia table grape mentioned. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between To lift x unknown partner. The Tenerife variety grown in Morocco is identical according to DNA comparison. The Beba variety may appear despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Chelva or Doradilla be confused. The red berry Calop Rojo is a color mutation the Calop Blanco identical to Beba. There may be a genetic relationship with the red variety Valencí Tinto (Synonyms Beba Negra, Calop Negro, Grumiere Negro). The variety was a cross partner in the new varieties Dattier de St. Vallier and (under Panse de Provence) Pearl Noire,
The late-ripening vine has very irregular flowering sensitivity yield, It produces fresh, fruity white wines, which are mainly used as a blend for young white wines ( Joven ) serve. It is mainly used 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 Tenerife it is in Morocco grown on 3,488 hectares. In 2010 it occupied 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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