The white grape comes from Spain, Synonyms are Del Pipajo, Ignobilis, Perruna, Rebazo, Salemo, Torrontés de Montilla, Zalemo and Zalemo Rebazo. It may despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties perruno (Synonym Perruna) or Torrontés be confused. The parentage is unknown. According to done in 2003 DNA analysis it is closely related to the variety Blanco Castellano ( Alcañón ). About a possible relationship with the white variety Zalema Fina (Grazalema) or the red variety Zalema Tinta nothing is known.
The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to drought, It produces light, neutral-tasting white wines, which contribute to 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 declining trend (ten years earlier it had been 5,969 hectares), as they are increasingly by higher quality varieties such as Palomino is displaced. It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 124.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012