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Cayetana Blanca

The white grape variety comes from Spain. There are around a hundred Synonyms; the main alphabetically grouped by country are Doradillo ( Australia ); Calagrano Blanc, Malvasia, Malvoisie Espagnole ( France ); Djiniani ( Morocco ); Boal Carrasquenha, Boal Carrasquenho, Carrasquenho, Mourisco Branco, Mourisco Portalegre, Sarigo ( Portugal ); Amor Blanco, Aujubi, Avesso do Minho, Baladi, Baladi-Verdejo, Balay, Belledy, Blanca Cayetana, Blanco Jaén, Cagazal, Cazagal, Calagraño, Cayetana, Charello, Charelo, Chaselo, Cheres, Cirial, Dedo, Dedro, Farta Gosos, Garillo, Garrida, Garrido, Garriga, Garrilla, Hoja Vuelta, Jaén Blanco, Jaén Doradillo, Jaén Empinadillo, Jaén Prieto Blanco, Jaenes, Jainas, Jarime, Jean de Castilla, Jean de Letur, Jean de Letur de Maratella, Jean Doradillo, Jean Dore, Jean Prieto, Machuenco, Maizancho, Mariouti, Morisca, Morisco, Mourisco Arsello, Naves, Naves Cazagal, Neruca, Padero, Parda, Pardina, Pirulet, Plateadillo, Robal Tierra de Barros ( Spain ).

Cayetana Blanca - grape

The grape variety image comes from the work "Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture" by V. Vermorel and P. Viala, Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Albillo Mayor. Avesso. Calagraño or Xarello be confused. The origin is probably in the southwest of the peninsula. The variety is one with the main Spanish synonyms Jaén Blanco and Pardina , as well as the Portuguese name Mourisco Branco on the Iberian Peninsula leading variety with great importance. By DNA analysis in 2013, many offspring that were created by presumably natural crossings were identified and Parent-offspring relationships detected. It was often the second parent variety Alfrocheiro involved:

The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to drought but prone to real ones mildew and Botrytis, It produces neutral white wines with moderate acidity and alcohol content, as well as tendency to oxidation, In Spain it is called Cayetana Blanca in the region Extremadura (e.g. approved in Ribera del Guadiana ), under the name Jaén Blanco in the regions Andalusia. La Mancha and Madrid, as well as grown under the name Pardina in Extremadura. The wines are available in large quantities for the distillation used, for example for the Brandy de Jerez, The total area under cultivation is 39,593 hectares.

In Portugal she is in the area Alentejo Represented 148 hectares. In Australia it was introduced in the 19th century under the name Doradillo and especially in Riverland grown. However, no inventory was recorded here. In 2010, the variety occupied a total of 39,741 hectares of vines with a downward trend (ten years earlier it was 55,502 hectares). It lies in the worldwide varieties ranking at rank 22.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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