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Pardillo

The white grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Blanca Pequene, Marisancho, Parda, Pardilla, Pardillas, Pardillo de Madrid, Parill Blanco, Temprana Media and Verdegudillo. Until 2009, the official name was Pardilla, which has often caused confusion. This is because Pardilla is also a synonym for Pardina, the common name for Cayetana Blanca in the province of Bajadoz. Pardillo should also not be confused with the morphologically similar variety Albillo Real. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to botrytis but resistant to drought. It produces white wines with a high alcohol content. In 2016, the variety occupied a total of 3,283 hectares of vineyards in Spain, especially in La Mancha, with a declining trend (in 2000, it had been 7,272 hectares). This puts it in 137th place in the global grape variety ranking (Kym Anderson statistics).

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