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Cañocazo

The white grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Boujlida, Common Palomino, False Pedro, Hardskin Pedro, Hirsuta, Mollar Blanco and Pedro. In Australia, it was mistakenly introduced as Pedro Ximénez, which is the reason for the synonym False Pedro there. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, it is a presumably natural cross between Hebén x unknown partner. It should not be confused with the varieties Galego Dourado (False Pedro) or Pedro Ximénez, despite the synonyms or morphological similarities that seem to indicate it.It is also not a color mutation of the red variety Negramoll (Mollar Negro). Cañocazo was a crossing partner in the new variety Yedra. The medium ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis and both types of mildew. It yields low-acid white wines. The variety was mentioned in 1807 by the botanist Simon de Rojas Clemente y Rubio (1777-1827) in the sherry region of Jerez. Until the phylloxera catastrophe towards the end of the 19th century, it was widespread there. The grapes were used in dried form mainly for sweet wines. In 2016, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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