The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Blanca Extra, Clairette Blanche, Picapoll and Picapolla Blanca. According to in 2006 DNA analysis the long-standing (and due to the similarity of name) presumption that it was with the French variety was refuted Piquepoul Blanc be identical. In addition, it is not a color mutation by Picapoll Negro (synonym for Piquepoul Noir ). The DNA profiles of Piacapoll Blanco and the French variety Clairette are very similar, they may even be identical. The late ripening vine produces flowery white wines with moderate acidity and aromas of grapefruit and herbs. The variety mentioned in the 16th century is in Catalonia in the fields of Alella. Ampurdán-Costa Brava. Pla de Bages and Priorato authorized. It is mainly used for young wines (Jovenes). In 2010, 37 hectares of vineyards were recorded (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)