The red variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Azedo, Bogalhal, Borraco, Espadeiro Redondo, Olho de Sapo, Tinta Femia ( Portugal ); Caíño Tinto ( Spain ). It was already described in 1790 by Botelho de Lacerda Lobo (1753-1822). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities not with the variety Amaral be confused. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine with thick-skinned berries is prone to real ones mildew and especially for Botrytis but good for barren, dry soil. It produces ruby red wines with high acid and alcohol content. The variety is mainly used in Portugal in the areas Douro. Beiras and Rios do Minho or. Vinho Verde grown. In 2010, 160 hectares of vineyards were reported with a strong declining trend (ten years earlier, there were still 2,035 hectares). In Spain, it is called Caíño Tinto in the region Galicia mainly in the fields Rías Baixas and Ribeiro cultivated. Here, a total of 523 hectares were recorded in 2010 (ten years earlier, there were 619 hectares).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012