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The red grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Amaral Preto, Azal Tinto, Azar, Cachón, Cainho Miúdo, Caíño Bravo, Cainzinho and Sousão. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Azal Branco. Borraçal. Melhorio. Sousao Galego. Touriga Nacional. Tinta Castañal or Vinhão be confused (with the last two there is one Parent-offspring relationship ). The parentage is unknown. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis she is a parent of the species Caíño Blanco and Loureiro, The late-ripening, rather low-yielding vine is often on pergolas behaved. It produces a colorful, acidic and powerful red wine, which is mostly used for blending. The variety is mainly in the regions Douro. Beira Interior and Rios do Minho respectively. Vinho Verde grown. The decreasing acreage in 2010 was only 92 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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