Alarije

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Alarije
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Alarije Dorada, Barcelonés (more)
Origin Spain
Notable regions Extremadura

Alarije is a minor variety of white wine grape from Spain. It is most often used in blends.

History[edit]

Alarije is thought to originate in Spain. DNA evidence suggests that it is part of the Malvasia family. [1]

Distribution and Wines[edit]

Spain[edit]

Alarije is quite common in Extremadura, particularly in the Cañamero district. It is one of the varieties authorised for the Ribera del Guadiana Denominación de Origen (DO).[2]

Vine and Viticulture[edit]

To thrive in Extremadura, it must be tolerant of heat and drought.

Synonyms[edit]

Alarije is also known under the synonyms Aceria, Alarije Dorado, Alarije Verdoso, Arin, Aris, Barcelonés, Malvasía de Rioja, Malvasía Riojana, Rojal, Subirat, Subirat Parent, Villanueva, and Villanueva de La Serena.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Borrego, J; M. T. de Andrés 1, J. L. Gómez 1, and J. Ibáñez (2002). Genetic Study of Malvasia and Torrontes Groups through Molecular Markers. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. pp. 53:2:125–130. 
  2. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 9 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  3. ^ Alarije, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 21, 2010

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