Airen comes from Spain or North Africa, and is mainly grown in the Spanish region of la Mancha.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Wine grape variety.
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Airen is a productive, vigorous and rather rustic variety, with a drooping bearing. When planted in low density, Airen puts up well with hot and dry summers, even in poor soils.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Airen is sensitive to grey rot.
The only certified Airen clone carries the number 20-14.