The red grape variety comes from Portugal
, Synonyms are Doçal Grande, Doçal Graudo, Doçal Miudo, Doçal Tinto, Doçar, Doçar Borrato, Espadeiro Doce, Folhal and Verdelho Doce. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological
It must not be similar to the variety Verdelho
be confused. The late-ripening, productive vine produces simple ruby red wines. It will be in the area Vinho Verde
grown. In 2010, however, only less than one hectare of vineyards was shown. in the VIVC catalog
there is an independent variety called Doçal de Refóios
; the pedigree is unknown.