The red variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Espadeiro da Terra, Espadeiro Tinto, Padeiro de Basto and Padeiro Tinto. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Camaraou Noir. Manseng Noir (both from France), padeiro. Trincadeira Preta or Vinhão (all five are synonymous with the synonym Espadeiro). The parentage is unknown.
The late-ripening, high-yielding variety produces bright red wines or rosé wines. She will be in Portugal in the fields Beiras. Douro and Rios do Minho or. Vinho Verde cultivated on 237 hectares. In Spain, a variety called Espadeiro covers 232 hectares of vineyards. According to 2006 were done DNA analysis but this differs from the Portuguese Espadeiro. According to the Swiss biologist José Vouillamoz the Spanish Espadeiro is probably a mix-up with the French variety Camaraou Noir (with synonym Espadeiro). In 2010, a total of 469 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012