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Merseguera is an autochthonous white wine variety from Spain . Their cultivation is approved in the regions of Alicante , Jumilla , Penedès , Valencia and also in Mallorca . It is used in the white wines of the DO Utiel-Requena , Alicante, Almansa , Tarragona, Vinalopó and Yecla . At the end of the 1990s a planted vineyard area of ​​7,978 hectares was raised. It is also cultivated in small quantities in Algeria. There, however, the Listán grape is mistakenly called Merseguera. According to the ampelograph Aldebert, the two varieties are not related to each other.

See also the articles Viticulture in Spain and Viticulture in Algeria, as well as the list of grape varieties .

Ampelographic varietal characteristics

In ampelography , the habitus is described as follows:

  • The shoot tip is open. It is only hairy white to tomentose, greenish with a slightly reddish tinge. The yellowish young leaves are slightly hairy.
  • The large and thick leaves are five-lobed and deeply indented. The stem bay is open in a U-shape. The blade is bluntly serrated. The teeth are set medium-wide compared to other grape varieties.
  • The conical to cylindrical grape is medium to large in size and has dense berries. The round berries are medium-sized and green-yellow in color.

The grape variety ripens about 30 days after the Gutedel and is therefore considered to ripen late. It makes quite simple white wines.


The Merseguera grape variety is also available under the names Blanquilla, Escanavella, Escanyagos, Escanyavella, Exquitsagos, Exquitxagos, Gayata, Gayata blanca, Marisancha, Marisancho, Marseguera, Menseguera, Merseguera de Rio, Mersezeyguera, Meseguera, Mezeguera, Messeguera, commune Planta Borda, Planta de Gos, También llamada Encanyavella, Trobat, Trova and Verdosilla.

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