The white grape variety comes from the border area Portugal / Spain. Synonyms are Carão de Moça, Cumbrao, Folgasona, Folgosão, Folgusão, Fulgasão, Malvasia da Trincheira, Terrantez, Terrantez da Madeira ( Portugal ); Cagarnizo, Cagarrizo, Silveiriña, Uva do Laga ( Spain ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms and morphological No similarities to the varieties Arinto de Buceals. Malvasia Fina. Terrantez. Terrantez do Pico or Terrantez da Terceira be confused. According to 2013 DNA -Analysis comes from a presumably natural cross between Savagnin ( Traminer ) x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Folgasão is a parent of Roupeiro Branco,
in the VIVC catalog three white berry grape varieties called Folgasão Babosa , Folgasão Frade and Folgasão Preto , as well as two pink berry grape varieties called Folgasão Vermelho (Folgosão Vermelho) and Folgasão Roxo (Folgosão Roxo). Nothing is known about possible genetic relationships with Folgasão. These can be synonyms, game types respectively. mutations or trade independent grape varieties.
The early ripening, low-yielding vine is susceptible to Verrieseln, as well as moderately susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis, It produces body-rich and acid-rich white wines with aging potential. The variety is used in the Portuguese fields Tras-os-Montes and Douro grown where they are for the port wine is allowed. In 2010 the Portuguese acreage was 182 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012