The white grape variety comes from the Canary Islands
). Synonyms are Bermejuela, Bermeluejo, Marmajuela, Vermejuela and Vermejuelo. According to done in 2009 DNA analysis
is from a natural cross between Malvasía de la Palma ( Malvasia di Lipari
) x Marmajuelo the local sort Malvasía de Lanzarote
emerged. The vine is extremely vulnerable to Verrieseln
, It produces full-bodied, acidic white wines with storage potential, which are mostly used in the blend. Supposedly, it has been grown in the Canary Islands for several hundred years. It is approved there in all DO areas. The acreage in 2008 was 24 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012