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 ); Mourisco Branco ( Portugal ); Alzibib, Aparia, Even de Yepes, Gibi, Laco Blanco, Lekel Aneb, Lekhal Aneb, Torrontés ( Spain ). It is believed that the variety under the name Alzibib (Zibebe = raisin) from the Arabs Andalusia was introduced. It was mentioned in any case at the beginning of the 16th century. According to DNA analysis she was a parent at many probably natural crosses and is therefore a major Spanish leading variety :
It is a pure female grape, It used to be widespread in France and Spain, but is now only used in these countries table grape used. In Argentina under the name Gibi it is called Keltertraube and for grape juice used. Here in 2010 a total of 917 acres were reported.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012