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Azal Branco

The white grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Asal, Asal Branco, Azal, Azal da Lixa, Carvalha, Carvalhal, Espinheira, Gadelhudo and Pinheira. Due to common synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Amaral (Azal Tinto) or Alvarinho (Azal Blanco) can be confused. According to DNA analysis Azal is closely related to the Portuguese varieties Arinto. Loureiro and Trajadura, The parentage is unknown. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to the real and the wrong mildew, such as Botrytis, It produces fresh, acidic white wines with aromas of lemons and green apples. The variety is mainly used in the fields Beiras. Douro and Rios do Minho respectively. Vinho Verde grown. In 2010, 1,072 hectares of vineyards were shown with a strongly falling trend.

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

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