The white grape comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Arinto Branco, Arinto Cachudo, Arinto de Trás -os-Montes, Arinto do Douro, Arinto do Interior and Arinto no Douro. The parentage is unknown. It is not allowed to be the variety Arinto (Arinto de Bucelas) or the other numerous varieties are confused with Arinto synonyms. The former main name Arinto do Douro or Arinto no Douro has been changed to Dorinto (a combination of Douro and Arinto) to avoid confusion. The early ripening vine is vulnerable to the real and fake mildew, It produces fresh fruity white wines with citrus flavor. The species is in the range Douro grown. In 2010, 115 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)