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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.


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

Distribution and Wines[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.


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; J. L. Gómez; J. Ibáñez (2002). Genetic Study of Malvasia and Torrontes Groups through Molecular Markers (PDF). 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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