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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 Comun, Malvasia de Rioja, Malvasia Riojana, Pirulés Dorada, Pirulés Verde, Rojal, Rojal Blanco, Royal, Subirat Parent, Tobia, Torrontés, Turrontés and Villanueva de la Serena. It should not be confused with Coloraillo and the various Malvasia or Torrontés varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2021, 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). The varieties Alarije Dorado and Alarije Verdoso are clonal mutants.

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