The white grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Gibi ( Argentina ); Augibi, Jubi Blanc, Maccabeu à Gros Grains, Panse Blanche, Passerille Blanche, Tercia Blanc ( France ); Mora Bianca, Pansale, Panzale ( Italy ); Mourisco Branco ( Portugal ); Alzibib, Aparia, Even de Yepes, Gibi, Laco Blanco, Lekel Aneb, Lekhal Aneb, Pansera, Torrontés ( Spain ). It was mentioned as early as the 16th century. It is believed that it was named Alzibib (Zibebe = raisin) by the Arabs Andalusia was introduced. According to DNA analysis she was the parent of many probably natural crossings and is therefore an important Spanish one leading variety :
It is a pure female grape, It used to be widespread in France and Spain, but is now only used here table grape used. In Argentina under Gibi as a wine grape and for grape juice used. In 2010, 917 hectares were listed here. The pansale grown in Sardinia is probably identical; however, no stocks were recorded under this name (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service