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In Portugal frequently used name part of grape variety names or synonyms, which has often led to confusion and confusion and still leads. In the years 2007 and 2010 took place DNA analysis In addition to the "real" Terrantez cultivated in Madeira, the autonomy of the following five varieties has resulted (with the exception of Cascal):

  • Arinto : with confusing synonym Terrantez da Terceira - Portugal
  • Cascal : with the synonym Terrantez / Terrantes - Portugal
  • Folgasão (Terrantez da Madeira): was long considered identical to Terrantez - Portugal
  • Malvasia Fina : with confusing synonym Terrantez do Pico - Portugal
  • Terrantez da Terceira : the "real" (no relationship with Arinto) - Azores
  • Terrantez do Pico : the "real" (no relationship with Malvasia Fina) - Azores

The "real" white grape Terrantez (also Terrantez da Madeira) used to be up Madeira widespread and basis for one of the best varieties of the same dessert wine. The stocks were in the last third of the 19th century by the phylloxera drastically reduced. The late-ripening vine is prone to real mildew and Botrytis (Gray mold). It produces white wines with roasted coffee aroma and storage potential. There are still bottles from the 18th and 19th centuries, which at Auctions achieve highest prices. Fame gained a Terrantez-Madeira of the vintage 1795 produced by Barbeito. The almost extinct variety was revived; In 2010, a cultivated area of ​​12 hectares was designated (Kym Anderson ).

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

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