Often underestimated, widely grown variety that can make age-worthy whites as Viura in Rioja and Maccabeu in Roussillon.
Big, compact bunches of medium-sized, thick-skinned berries. Late budding and late ripening. Productive, shoots sometimes broken off by the wind. Cool, damp sites are unsuitable. Very susceptible to botrytis bunch rot and vine bacterial necrosis, less so to downy mildew. Responds well to low yields and relatively early picking.
Source: Wine Grapes
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz
Published by the Penguin Group