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The white grape variety is a new breed between Sercial x Alvarinho, Synonyms are Cercealinho, Cercialinho and Sercealinho. The name was formed from the initial and final syllables of the parent names. Parenting showed up in 2010 DNA analysis and corrected the earlier assumption of a cross between Vital x Alvarinho. The crossing took place in the 1950s by the breeder Jose Leão Ferreira de Almeida in Portugal, The late-ripening vine is moderately resistant to Botrytis, It produces acid-rich, alcohol-rich white wines with aromas of green apples, pears and a light honey taste. The variety is in the central western area Bairrada grown in 2010, where a stock of nine acres was reported.

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

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