The white grape comes from Spain, Synonyms are Chelva de Cebreros, Chelva de Guareña, Eve, Forastera Blanca, Gabriela, Guarena, Mantúo (second main name), Mantúo de Pilas, Mantúo Vigiriego, Montúa, Montúo de Villanueva, Montúo Gordo, Uva Rey or Uva del Rey, Uva de Puerto Real, Vigiriego Blanco and Villanueva. The cultivated under Mantúo or Montúa and previously suspected as independent varieties are identical according to DNA profile comparison. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Beba (Chelva) Dona Branca. Doradilla. Forastera or Vijariego be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis is the variety from a presumably natural hybrid To lift x Dedo de Dama emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).
The medium maturing vine provides simple neutral-tasting white wines, which are mostly used as a blend. It is also extensive as table grape used. The variety probably comes from the province of Badajoz in the Extremadura in southwestern Spain, where they are in the area Ribera del Guadiana is allowed. Other stocks are also available in Andalusia and Castile and Leon, The total Spanish area is 6,168 hectares, of which around 90% are in Extremadura. It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 101.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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