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Moreto do Alentejo

The red grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Arruya, Casculo, Moreto, Moreto d'Alenteijo, Moreto d'Alentejo, Morito, Mureto, Mureto do Alentejo and Tinta de Alter. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Cayetana Blanca x Alfrocheiro, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to its numerous sibling varieties (see under Cayetana Blanca ) or the varieties Baga. Blue Portuguese and Moreto do Dao be confused.

The late ripening vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces low-color, low-acid red wines with subtle red fruit aromas, which are primarily used for blends. The variety is in the Portuguese areas Alentejo. Algarve. Bairrada and Ribatejo common. The acreage in 2010 was 900 hectares (under Moreto in the statistics of Kym Anderson ); in this amount, however, are possible. others too Moreto varieties contain.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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