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The red grape variety comes from the Iberian Peninsula. Synonyms alphabetically grouped 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 ). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Baga, Periquita ( Castelão Francês ) or Rufete be confused. According to DNA analysis the Verdejo Colorado variety, previously considered an independent variety, is identical. It is not a color mutation of the white variety Verdejo, The exact parentage is unknown. The late ripening vine produces colorful, low-alcohol red wines for mostly blends. In Portugal she is in the area Rios do Minho represented where they are in the red Vinho Verde is allowed. In 2010, it occupied a total of 151 hectares of vineyards. In Spain will she in Galicia grown where they are in the area Rias Baixas is allowed. In 2010, 151 hectares of vineyards were recorded with an upward trend (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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