The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Bujariego, De Diego, Diego, Verijadiego Blanco, Vijariego Blanco, Vijiriega Blanca, Vijiriega Común, Vijiriego and Vujariego. 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 ). It was founded in 1807 under Vigiriega Común Andalusia widespread variety mentioned. Already at the end of the 15th century, it became common with the varieties Listán Prieto, Moscatel (possibly Muscat d'Alexandrie ) Palomino and Torrontés on the Canary Islands introduced. It is not a color mutation the Vijariego Negro grown here ( Sumoll ). There is also no relation to the variety Chelva (Mantúo Vigiriego, Vigiriego Blanco).
The medium to late ripening, productive vine is generally resistant to vine diseases. It produces acidic white wines that are well suited for sparkling wine production. On the Canary Islands it occupies 229 hectares and is approved for 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 with falling tendencies were shown in Spain (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012