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The red grape variety comes from the Iberian Peninsula. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Pedral Noir ( France ); Alvarinho Tinto, Cainho dos Milagres, Cainho Espanhol, Dozal, Padral, Pardal, Pégudo, Perna de Perdiz ( Portugal ); Castelão, Pedrol, Verdejo Colorado ( Spain ). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Baga, Periquita ( Castelão Francês ) or Rufete be confused. According to DNA analysis is the formerly considered independent species Verdejo Colorado identical. It is not a color mutation the white species Verdejo, The exact parentage, however, is unknown. The late ripening vine produces colorful, low-alcohol red wines for most blends. In Portugal is she in the area Rios do Minho represent where they are in the red Vinho Verde is allowed. She finished in 2010, a total of 151 hectares of vineyards. In Spain she will be in Galicia grown where they are in the field Rías Baixas is allowed. In 2010, 151 hectares of vineyards were recorded with increasing tendency (ten years earlier, it had been 58 hectares). There are also small stocks in France and Italy,

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

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