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Amaral

The red grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Amaral Preto, Azal Tinto, Azar, Cachón, Cainho Miúdo, Caíño Bravo, Cainzinho and Sousão. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Azal Branco. Borraçal. Melhorio. Sousão Galego. Touriga Nacional. Tinta Castañal or Vinhão to be confused (there is one with the latter two Parent-offspring relationship ). The parentage is unknown. According to in 2013 DNA analysis she is a parent of the varieties 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 blends. The variety is mainly found 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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