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The white grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Carnal, Dependura, Diego Alves, Diogalves, Fernan Fer, Formosa, Formosa Dourada, Formosa Portalegre, Pendura, Pendura Amarela ( Portugal ); Eva, Villanueva ( Spain ). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the two varieties Beba (Eva) or Palomino (Diagalves) are confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural crossing To lift x Dedo de Dama, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Diagalves was also crossing partner of the four new breeds Alvarinho Liláz. Moscatel Rosado. Rio Grande and Seara Nova,

Diagalves - grape and leaf

The late-ripening vine is prone to Botrytis. Esca. millerandage and Verrieseln, It produces alcoholic and low-acid white wines with grassy aroma, which are intended for quick enjoyment. The variety is also called table grape used. She will, inter alia, in the Portuguese areas Alentejo. Algarve and Tejo cultured. In 2010, a total of 1,156 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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