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Torbato

The white grape comes either from France or from Spain, Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Malvoisie des Pyrénées-Orientales, Malvoisie du Roussillon, Malvoisie Tourbat, Torbat, Tourbat, Turbat ( France ); Canina, Caninu, Cuscosedda Bianca, Torbato Bianco, Uva Catalana ( Italy ). It is allowed on reason morphological Similarities not with the variety Mauzac Blanc be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between To lift x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Even though she has a Spanish parent, she does not play any role in this country or there are no stocks there.

According to an unconfirmed hypothesis, it was introduced sometime during the Spanish occupation from 1323 to 1720 from the Iberian peninsula to Sardinia. The medium to late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew and the brushwood disease, It produces golden yellow, full-bodied, acidic white wines with aromas of apples and pears, as well as bitter Aftertaste. In France she used to be called Tourbat in the past Roussillon widespread. She is in the area Côtes du Roussillon, as well as in the different Vin doux naturels as Banyuls. Maury and Rivesaltes authorized. In France, it occupies 52 hectares of vineyards. In Italy she will be on the island Sardinia in the DOC area Alghero grown. Here it occupies 19 hectares with strongly falling tendency. In 2010, a total of 52 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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