The red grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are bastardão, Bastardo, Espagnin and Monvedro Dão. The parentage is unknown. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Parraleta (Espagnin, Monvedro) or Trousseau Noir (Bastardo) be confused. The independence was done through 2010 DNA analysis approved. The variety is in the range Beiras grown. The acreage in 2010 was eight hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012