The white grape comes from Spain, Synonyms are Bujariego, De Diego, Diego, Verijadiego Blanco, Vijariego Blanco, Vijiriega Blanca, Vijiriega Común, Vijiriego and Vujariego. 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 ). It was founded in 1807 under Vigiriega Común as in Andalusia Widespread variety mentioned. Already at the end of the 15th century it became common with the varieties Listán Prieto, Moscatel (maybe Muscat d'Alexandrie ) Palomino and Torrontés on the Canary Islands introduced. It is not a color mutation the here grown Vijariego Negro ( Sumoll ). There is also no relation to the variety Chelva (Mantúo Vigiriego, Vigiriego Blanco).
The medium to late-ripening, high-yielding vine is generally resistant to vine diseases. It produces acidic white wines, which are well suited for sparkling wine production. On the Canary Islands occupies 229 hectares and is certified here in all DO wines. On the Spanish mainland, the variety is in the Andalusian province of Granada and in the region La Mancha represented on 56 hectares. In 2010, a total of 285 hectares of vineyards in Spain were reported with decreasing tendency (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012