The white grape comes from South America ( Argentina ) and belongs to the group of Criollas (see the history in detail there). Synonyms are Chichera, Loca Blanca, Palet and Torrontés, Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Moscatel Amarillo. TorrontÃ © Riojano or Torrontés Sanjuanino be confused. As of last 2017 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Muscat d'Alexandrie x unknown partner. It is a pure female grape, She produces white wines with subtle nutmeg, The variety is in Argentina in the provinces Mendoza and Rio Negro grown. The acreage in 2010 was 713 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012