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The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Blanquilla, Escanavella, Escanyagos, Escanyavella, Esquitxagos, Exquitsagos, Gayata, Macabeo Basto, Marisancha, Marisancho, Marseguera, Masaguera, Menseguera, Merseguera de Rio, Merzeguera, Meseguera, Messeguera, Trout, Verdeguera and Verema Blanca. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Palomino (Merseguera) or Pardillo (Marisancho) to be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is from a presumably natural cross To lift x Folha de Figueira emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).

Merseguera - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to drought but prone to real ones mildew, It produces rather tasteless white wines with a moderate alcohol content and a subtle bitter almond aroma. 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) represented. In small quantities it is also in Algeria cultured. The area under cultivation in 2010 was 3,946 hectares with a downward trend (in 2000 it was 7,460). The variety was found worldwide varieties ranking rank 127.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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