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Grape Variety: Albillo Mayor

Variety Name Albillo Mayor
Common Synonyms Albillo Erguido, Torrontés, Turruntés
All Synonyms Albillo Erguido, Aris, Blanca del País, Monastrell blanco, Morrastell blanco, Tarrantés, Terrantés, Torontél, Torrantés, Torrontés, Turrondés, Turrontés, Turruntés, Turruntés de la Rioja
Countries of Origin Spain
Species Vitis vinifera
Institution ITACyl
Berry Color White
Uses Table,Wine
Comments One of the synonyms for Albillo Mayor is Turruntés (sometimes spelled Torrontés). Albillo Mayor has been referred to as the "Torrontés of Galicia". It is a distinctly flavored indigenous variety of the Galicia region in northwest Spain. Torrontés is a name that is also used in connection the a distinct and separate sweetish white grape from the island of Madeira (Portugal) that is known as Boal Cachudo. The Albillo Mayor grape at Foundation Plant Services is the grape from Galicia.

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Albillo Mayor Selections

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  Albillo Mayor 01
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Valladolid, Spain
Treatments None
Comments This selection was one of a group of clones that came to Foundation Plant Services from the clonal selection program of the Instituto Tecnológico Agrario de Castilla y León (ITACyL), in Valladolid, Spain, in 2000. The selection is clone CL-30. The original material successfully completed testing and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard. FPS changed the name of that material from Albillo Erguido to Albillo Mayor FPS 01 in 2005.

  Albillo Mayor 02
Treatments Tissue Culture Excision
  Albillo Mayor 02.1
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Treatments Tissue Culture Excision