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Cartoixà

Synonym (also Cartuxa) for the grape variety Xarello; see there.

The white grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Cartoixà, Cartuxa, Moll, Pansa Blanca, Pansal, Premsal Blanca, Xarell-Lo, Xarel-Lo, Xarel-Lo (a peculiarity is the special "dot" used only in Spain), Xarello Blanco, Xarelo, Xarelo Blanco and Xerello. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Cayetana Blanca, Macabeo or Prensal varieties. Supposedly, the name derives from the Italian "chiarello", meaning clairet (French term for a light red wine type). It was mentioned under the name...

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