The white grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Dourada, Rutherglen Pedro ( Australia ); Assario, Dourado, Galego, Gallego, Moscato Galego Dourado, Olho de Lebre ( Portugal ); False Pedro, Pedro Luis ( South Africa ). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Alvarinho. Cañocazo. Loureiro or Pedro Ximénez be confused. The descent (parenting), as well as whether it is a relationship to the red variety Galego Dourado Tinto is unknown.
The early ripening vine is susceptible to the real and fake mildew as well as especially Botrytis, It produces aromatic high-alcohol white wines, which are used for fortified sweet wines. For the almost extinct variety, a reactivation program was started in 2004. She will be in Portugal in the fields Carcavelos and Lisboa grown on 13 hectares. In South Africa It was falsely introduced as Pedro Ximénez, after which the synonym False Pedro is due. Here it occupies only three hectares of vineyards with a strong falling trend. In 2010, a total of 16 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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