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 apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Alvarinho. Cañocazo. Loureiro or Pedro Ximénez be confused. The parentage (parenthood), as well as whether there is a relationship with the red variety Galego Dourado Tinto is unknown.
The early ripening vine is susceptible to the real and the wrong mildew as well as special Botrytis, It produces aromatic, alcoholic white wines that are used for fortified sweet wines. A reactivation program was started in 2004 for the almost extinct variety. It is used in the areas of Portugal Carcavelos and Lisboa grown on 13 hectares. In South Africa it was incorrectly introduced as Pedro Ximénez, from which the synonym False Pedro can be traced. Here she only occupies three hectares of vineyards with a strongly falling tendency. In 2010, a total of 16 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)