The white grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Arinto Gordo, Boal Prior, Folha de Figueira, Tamares, Tamarez Branco, Tamarez d'Azeitão and Tamarez Portalegre. The name or part of the name Tamarez, which is often used in Portugal, often causes confusion. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms, she may buw. morphological No similarities with the varieties Arinto. Dona Branca. Malvasia Fina. Síria or Trincadeira das Pratas (Boal Prior) can be confused. The variety was already mentioned in writing by Vicencio Alarte in his work "Agricultura das Vinhas" in 1712. The late ripening vine is resistant to real ones mildew, It produces acidic wines, which are mainly used as base wines for distillation be used. The variety is mainly in the field Alentejo, but also in the areas 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