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The white grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Acería, Acerias, Alarije Dorada, Alarije Dorado, Alarije Verdoso, Alaris, Alariz, Arin, Aris, Ariz, Barcelonés, Blanca Roja, Cagazal, Coloraillo Gordo, Coloraillo Pequeno, Esclafacharra, Esclafacherri, Malfar, Malvasia, Malvasía Blanca, Malvasia de Rioja, Malvasia Riojana, Pirulés Dorada, Pirulés Verde, Rojal, Rojal Blanco, Royal, Subirat Parent, Tobia, Torrontés, Turrontés and Villanueva de la Serena. According to the ampelographer Pierre Galet, a variety of Torrontés in Galicia is also called Monastrell Blanco and Morrastrell Blanco. However, it is not clear whether this means Alarije. It could also be another Torrontés variety or (also using these synonyms) Albillo Mayor. It should not be confused with Coloraillo and the various Malvasia or Torrontés varieties, despite the synonyms or morphological similarities that seem to indicate it. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it originated from a presumably natural cross between Hebén x Folha de Figueira. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see Molecular genetics). Alarije Dorado and Alarije Verdoso are clonal mutants.

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