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Raffiat de Moncade

The white grape comes from France, Synonyms are Arréfiat, Arrufiat, Raffiat, Refiat and Ruffiac. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities not with the variety Arrufiac (Raffiat) be confused. According to done in 2012 DNA analysis she is a probably natural cross between Gouais blanc x bouchalès, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular Genetics ). She was crossing partner of the new breeds Agorra. Arriloba and perdea, The medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is prone to real 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 falling tendency.

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

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