The white grape comes from Spain, Synonyms are Blanquilla, Escanavella, Escanyavos, Escayavella, Esquitxagos, Exquitsagos, Gayata, Macabeo Basto, Marisancha, Marisancho, Marseguera, Masaguera, Menseguera, Merseguera de Rio, Merzeguera, Meseguera, Messeguera, Messeguera Comun, Mezeyguera, Planta Borda, Trova, Verdosilla and Verema Blanca. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Palomino (Merseguera) or Pardillo (Marisancho) be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis she is from a supposedly natural crossroads To lift x Folha de Figueira emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).
The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to drought but prone to real mildew, It produces more taste-neutral white wines with moderate alcohol content and subtle bitter almond flavor. These are mainly used for wines in the Rancio style and sweet wines used. The species is mainly in the area Valencia, but also Alicante. Jumilla. Penedès. Tarragona. Requena. Yecla and on the Balearic Islands (Mallorca). In small quantities it will also be in Algeria cultured. The acreage in 2010 was 3,946 hectares, with a downward trend (7,460 in 2000). The variety occupied in the world varieties ranking the rank 127.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)