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The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Chelva de Cebreros, Chelva de Guareña, Eva, 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 varieties cultivated under Mantúo or Montúa and previously assumed to be independent are identical according to the DNA profile comparison. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Beba (Chelva) Dona Branca. Doradilla. Forastera or Vijariego be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is the variety from a presumably natural cross To lift x Dedo de Dama emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).

Chelva (Mantúo) - grape and leaf

The medium-late-ripening vine produces simple, neutral-tasting white wines, which mostly serve as a blend. It will also be extensive 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. There are also other stocks in Andalusia and Castile and Leon, The total Spanish area is 6,168 hectares, of which around 90% is in Extremadura. It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking 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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