The white grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Bouguieu, Chalosse Blanche, Chaloussenc, Clabarien, Claberia, Claberien, Clabérieu, Claverie Blanc, Claverie Verte, Galia Xuria, Galia Zuria and Grüner Langstieler. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. There is also a colour mutation Claverie Noire, but it does not play a commercial role. Claverie Coulard, however, is an independent variety. The variety Claverie was first mentioned in 1827 in the south-western department of Landes. In the 19th century, Claverie wines were very popular in Holland and the variety was widely distributed. The late ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis, powdery mildew and anthracnose. It produces alcohol-rich, acidic white wines with a neutral taste, which are used as blends. It is authorised in the south-west of France in the Tursan area. The variety is threatened with extinction, as only one hectare of vineyard was designated in 2010 (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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