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Characterisation of cv. Albarin Blanco (Vitis vinifera L.). Synonyms, homonyms and errors of identification associated with this cultivar

Abstract

Two grapevine types established in the collection of the Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC), both commonly called Albarín Blanco (type I and II), showed characteristics suggesting an error of homonymy. Varieties with similar characteristics to Albarín Blanco I, but with different names (Blanco País, Blanco Verdín, Blanco Legítimo, Raposo), were found in the Principality of Asturias (northern Spain) and Galicia (northwestern Spain). Ampelographic characterisation, agronomic and molecular analysis showed that Albarín Blanco I should be understood as the « true » Albarín Blanco, and that Blanco País, Blanco Verdín, Blanco Legítimo and Raposo are synonyms. Albarín Blanco II was found to be Savagnin Blanc, introduced into the area after the phylloxera epidemic in the 19th century.

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José-Luis Santiago

Affiliation : Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC), Carballeira 8, 36143 Salcedo-Pontevedra, Spain


Susana Boso

Affiliation : Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC), Carballeira 8, 36143 Salcedo-Pontevedra, Spain


Mar Vilanova

Affiliation : Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC) PO Box 28, 36080 Pontevedra, Spain


María del Carmen Martínez

Affiliation : Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC), Carballeira 8, 36143 Salcedo-Pontevedra, Spain

carmenmartinez@mbg.csic.es

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