The white grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Listain de Huleva, Malvasia Rasteiro, Manteúdo, Manteúdo Branco, Manteúdo do Algarve, Mantheudo, Moreto Branco(Portugal); Listán, Listán Blanca, Vale Grosso(Spain). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Manteúdo Preto or Palomino (Listán, Listán Blanco) varieties. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The late ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to drought, but susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis. It produces neutral, low-acid white wines with a high alcohol content. In Portugal, it is cultivated in the Alentejo and Algarve regions, where it is designated for 350 hectares in 2010. Stocks are also to be found in the Spanish area Condado de Huelva (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012