The red 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 done 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 seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She is not allowed to have similarities with her numerous sibling varieties (see under Cayetana Blanca ) or the varieties Baga. Blue Portuguese and Moreto do Dão be confused.
The late-ripening vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces low-color, low-acid red wines with subtle red fruit flavors, which are mainly used for blends. The species 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 ); but in this quantity mglw. others too Moreto varieties contain.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012