The white grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Del Pipajo, Ignobilis, Perruna, Rebazo, Salemo, Torrontés de Montilla, Zalemo and Zalemo Rebazo. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties perruno (Synonym Perruna) or Torrontés be confused. The parentage is unknown. As was done in 2003 DNA analysis it is closely related to the Blanco Castellano variety ( Alcañón ). About a possible relationship with the white variety Zalema Fina (Grazalema) or the red variety Zalema Tinta nothing is known.
The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to drought, It produces light, neutral tasting white wines that are used for oxidation tend. These are processed into sherry-like wines. The variety is in Andalusia mainly in the province of Huelva as well as in the area Montilla-Moriles grown. The Spanish acreage in 2010 totaled 4,097 hectares with a downward trend (ten years earlier it was 5,969 hectares), as it is increasingly due to higher quality varieties such as Palomino is ousted. It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking the rank 124.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012