The red variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Camarate Tinto, Casculho, Castelão da Bairrada, Castelão de Nosso, Castelão do Nosso, Castelão Nacional, Castelão Nosso, Maroto, Morete, Moreto (Synonym for many varieties), Moreto de Soure, Moreto do Douro, Mortágua, Mortagua de Vide Preta, Mureto, Negro Mouro, Preto Mouro and Vide Preta. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Cayetana Blanca x Alfrocheiro, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the variety Baga (Moreto) or their numerous sibling varieties (see Cayetana Blanca ) be confused. Whether it's a relationship to the French variety Camaralet de Lasseube (synonym Camarate) is not known. The variety Camarate was crossing partner in the new breed Água Santa, The early ripening vine is susceptible to the real and fake mildew. Esca and bunch rot, It produces dark, velvety red wines with forest berry aroma. The variety is mainly in the field Bairrada, and also dão. Tejo. Torres Vedras grown. In 2010, 515 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012