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The white grape comes from the border region Portugal / Spain. Synonyms are Cumbrao, Folgosão, Malvasia da Trincheira, Terrantez, Terrantez da Madeira ( Portugal ); Cagarrizo, Silveiriña ( Spain ). It may despite seemingly suggestive synonyms and morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Arinto de Buceals. Malvasia Fina. Terrantez. Terrantez do Pico or Terrantez da Terceira be confused. In 2010 was through DNA analysis refutes that Folgaso and the Terrantez varieties are identical. Folgasão is a parent of Roupeiro Branco,

The early ripening, rather low-yielding vine is prone to Verrieseln, as well as moderately prone to real mildew and Botrytis, It provides body and acidic white wines with aging potential. The variety is mainly in the Portuguese area Tras-os-Montes, as well as in smaller quantities in the Douro grown where they are for port wine is allowed. In 2010, the Portuguese acreage amounted to 182 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

in the VIVC catalog Two varieties are named Folgasão Vermelho (Folgosão Vermelho) and Folgasão Roxo (Folgosão Roxo). Both vines are described with pink berries. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported for these varieties. Of possible genetic relationships with the above white-berry Folgasão is not known. It can be synonyms, game types or. mutations or even independent grape varieties act.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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