The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Azedo, Bogalhal, Borraco, Espadeiro Redondo, Olho de Sapo, Tinta Femia ( Portugal ); Caíño Tinto ( Spain ). It was described in 1790 by Botelho de Lacerda Lobo (1753-1822). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities to the variety Amaral be confused. The late ripening, productive vine with thick-skinned berries is susceptible to real ones mildew and especially for Botrytis, but well suited for barren, dry floors. It produces ruby-colored red wines with a high acid and alcohol content. The variety is mainly used in the fields in Portugal Douro. Beiras and Rios do Minho respectively. Vinho Verde grown. In 2010, 160 hectares of vineyards were reported with a strongly decreasing tendency (ten years earlier there were 2,035 hectares). In Spain it is called Caíño Tinto in the region Galicia mainly in the fields Rias Baixas and Ribeiro cultured. A total of 523 hectares were recorded here in 2010 (ten years earlier it was 619 hectares).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012