The white grape variety comes from Portugal. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (see there in detail). Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Boal de Graciosa, Terrantez do Pico ( Azores, Portugal); Boal, Boal da Madeira ( Madeira, Portugal); Arinto do Dão, Assario, Assario Branco, Boal Branco, Boal Cachudo, Boal Cachudo do Ribatejo, Cachudo, False Clairette, Galego, Lagrima Blanc, Malvasia Galega ( Portugal ); Gual ( Canary Islands - Spain); Terrantes do Pico, Torrontés ( Spain ).
Especially the often used synonym Boal is more common cause of confusion. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Arinto. Dona Branca. Folgasão. Rabigato. Ratinho (Crossing Malvasia Fina x Síria), Sémillon. Síria. Terrantez do Pico or Vital (Malvasia Fina do Douro, she is a parent of this species). According to 2013 were done DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between To lift x Alfrocheiro, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The rosabeerige Malvasia Fina Roxa is a color mutation,
It is a very old grape variety with many names. The current name Malvasia Fina was not established until 2000. The early ripening vine is moderately prone to fake mildew and Botrytis, as well as stronger for powdery mildew. She also tends to Verrieseln, The variety produces alcohol-rich white wines with moderate acidity and a variety of flavors. These are included oxidative expansion the typical madeirisierten Tone up. The wines are also very often used for the production of sparkling wines.
The high quality variety is used in the DOC areas Beira Interior. dão. Douro ( port wine ) Lagos and Távora-Varosa, as well as in many rural wine areas such as in the region Algarve and on the Azores grown. There is a small stock under Boal also on Madeira. The Portuguese acreage in 2010 totaled 2,930 hectares. In Spain she will be under Gual on the Canary Islands grown. There is also a small stock in Uruguay, The variety in 2010 totaled 3,416 hectares with a decreasing trend (ten years earlier it was 7,102 hectares). It occupies the worldwide varieties ranking Rank 137.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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