The red grape variety probably comes from Portugal. Synonyms alphabetically grouped by country are Mourisco Preto ( Australia ); Marufa, Mourisco, Mourisco du Douro, Mourisco Preto, Mourisco Tinto, Tinta Grossa, Trujidera ( Portugal ); Brujidera, Brujidero, Brujigero, Crujidera, Crujideiro, Lagrima Noir, Moravia Dulce, Rucial, Vigorosa ( Spain ). Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Carrega Tinto. Grossa and Tinta Barroca (all with the synonym Tinta Grossa) or Moravia Agria be confused. According to DNA analysis she was the parent of the varieties Coloraillo. Mourisco de Semente. Preto Martinho. Tinta Barroca. Tinta da Barca and Touriga Franca, It is a pure female grape,
The late ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and tends to Verrieseln, It produces light-colored red wines with a neutral aroma. In Spain It is mostly grown under the name Moravia Dulce in the huge Castile-La Mancha region, mainly in the two provinces of Albacate and Cuenca, where it is grown in the two DO areas La Mancha and manchuela is allowed. A total of 2,571 hectares of vineyards were recorded here. In Portugal the variety occupied 4,008 hectares of vines, especially in the two areas Douro and Rios do Minho and is there for that too port wine authorized. In 2010, a total of 6,579 hectares of vines were shown with an increasing tendency. The variety thus proved worldwide varieties ranking rank 95.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012