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The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Barake, Baroca, Baroke, Barroque, Barroque Blanc, Bordalès, Bordelais Blanc, Boudalès, Folle, Muscadelle de Nantes, Petit Bordelais, Plant Bordelais and Sable Blanc (France), Bordeleza Zuria (Spain). According to Pierre Galet (1921-2019), it was brought from Spain by pilgrims on their way back from Santiago de Compostela ( Galicia region). The ancestry (parentage) is unknown. However, according to several DNA analyses, it is related to the varieties Courbu Blanc, Lauzet, Manseng Noir, Petit Courbu and Tannat. The assumption that it originated from a cross between Folle Blanche and Sauvignon Bl anc was not confirmed. Baroque was a crossing partner of the new varieties Liliorila, Odola, Semebat and Totmur. The grey-berried Baroque Rosé is a mutation.

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