The white grape comes from Portugal, Synonyms include Arinto Gordo, Boal Prior, Folha de Figueira, Tamares, Tamarez Branco, Tamarez d'Azeitão and Tamarez Portalegre. The name Tamarez often used in Portugal often causes confusion. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms buw. morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Arinto. Dona Branca. Malvasia Fina. Síria or Trincadeira das Pratas (Boal Prior). The variety was already mentioned in writing in 1712 by Vicencio Alarte in his work "Agricultura das Vinhas". The late-ripening vine is resistant to the real mildew, It produces acidified wines, mainly as base wines for distillation be used. The variety is mainly in the area Alentejo but also in the fields Algarve. Beiras. Ribatejo. Oeste and Tras-os-Montes grown. In 2010, the acreage was 343 hectares, with a downward trend.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012