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Torbato

The white grape comes either from France or from Spain, Synonyms alphabetically grouped 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 ). You may on the ground morphological No similarities to the variety Mauzac Blanc be confused. According to 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 ). Although she has a Spanish parent, she no longer plays a role in this country or there are no stocks there.

According to an unprovable hypothesis, it was imported from the Iberian Peninsula to Sardinia at some point during the Spanish occupation from 1323 to 1720. The medium to late ripening, productive vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and the brushwood disease, It produces golden yellow, full-bodied, acidic white wines with aromas of apples and pears, as well bitter Aftertaste. In France it used to be called Tourbat in Roussillon widespread. It is in the area Cotes du Roussillon, as well as in the different Vin doux naturels how Banyuls. Maury and Rivesaltes authorized. In France, it occupies 52 hectares of vineyards. In Italy she will on the island Sardinia in the DOC area Alghero grown. Here it occupies 19 hectares with a strongly falling trend. 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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