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Raffiat de Moncade

The white grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Arréfiat, Arrufiat, Raffiat, Refiat and Ruffiac. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities to the variety Arrufiac (Raffiat) can be confused. According to in 2012 DNA analysis it is probably a natural cross between Gouais Blanc x bouchalès, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see below molecular Genetics ). It was a crossing partner of the new varieties Agorra. Arriloba and perdea, The medium-maturing, productive vine is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces alcohol-rich, rather low-acid white wines with aromas of pears and apples. The rare variety is in Southwest France in the fields of Béarn and tursan authorized. In 2010, seven hectares of vineyards were recorded with a downward trend.

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

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