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Jaen Galego

Synonymous (also Jaen, Jaen Galeno) for the grape variety Mencia; look there.

The red grape variety comes from the Iberian Peninsula, probably from Spain. Synonyms are Fernão Pires Tinta, Jaen, Jaen du Dão, Jaen Galego, Jaen Galeno, Loureiro Tinto(Portugal); Jaén Tinto, Mencía Pajaral, Mencía Pequeno(Spain). It must not be confused with the varieties Juan García, Jaén Tinto and Loureiro Tinto, despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities appear to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2015, it is probably a natural cross between...

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