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Folgasão

The white grape variety comes from the border area Portugal / Spain. Synonyms are Cumbrao, Folgosão, Malvasia da Trincheira, Terrantez, Terrantez da Madeira ( Portugal ); Cagarrizo, Silveiriña ( Spain ). Despite apparently indicative synonyms and morphological No similarities with 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 Folgasão and Terrantez varieties are identical. Folgasão is a parent of Roupeiro Branco,

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

in the VIVC catalog there are two varieties called Folgasão Vermelho (Folgosão Vermelho) and Folgasão Roxo (Folgosão Roxo). Both vines are described with pink berries. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown for these varieties. Nothing is known of possible genetic relationships to the above-mentioned white berry Folgasão. These can be synonyms, game types respectively. mutations or trade independent grape varieties.

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

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