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The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Casta de Montúo, Firmissima, Getibi, Granadina, Jetibi, Morata, Mantuo Basto, Moravita, Moravita Portugais, Perruna, Perruno Común, Perruno de Arcos, Perruno de la Sierra, Perruno de Sierra, Perruno Duro, Perruno Duro de Roxas Cl , Perruno Fino, Perruno Tierno, Royal Madrid, San Jeronimo, Tribu Perrunos, Vidueño and Vidueño Blanco. Due to apparently indicative synonyms, it must not be used with the variety Zalema (Synonym Perruna) can be confused. The variety was first mentioned in 1792 by the agronomist Cristóbal Conde Medina (1726-1798) as occurring in Extremadura. From the botanist Simon de Rojas Clemente y Rubio (1777-1827) the three varieties Perruno Duo with white, Perruno Común and Perruno Pierrot with reddish and Perruno Negro with black berries were described in 1807 . As was done in 2003 DNA analysis one showed up Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Moscatel Negro ( Listán Prieto ), whereby Perruno is more likely as a descendant.

The early budding vine is generally very resistant to pests and vine diseases. It produces rather low-acid white wines of simple quality, which are intended for quick enjoyment. The variety is almost exclusively in the Extremadura grown where they are in the area Ribera del Guadiana is allowed. There is also a small inventory in Andalusia, In 2010, a total of 1,509 hectares were recorded in Spain with a strongly falling trend; ten years earlier it was 2,831 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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