The white grape comes from Spain, Synonyms are Blanca Extra, Clairette Blanche, Picapoll and Picapolla Blanca. According to done in 2006 DNA analysis The long existing (and obvious on the basis of the name similarity) presumption was refuted that they with the French variety Piquepoul Blanc identical. Moreover, it is not a color mutation of 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 already 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 were recorded (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)