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Terrantez

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

  • Arinto : with confusing synonym Terrantez da Terceira - Portugal
  • Cascal : with synonym Terrantez / Terrantes - Portugal
  • Folgasão (Terrantez da Madeira): For a long time it was 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 variety Terrantez (also Terrantez da Madeira) was up earlier Madeira widely used and the basis for one of the best variants of the dessert wine of the same name. The holdings were created in the last third of the 19th century phylloxera drastically reduced. The late ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis (Gray mold). It produces white wines with a roasted coffee aroma and storage potential. There are still bottles from the 18th and 19th centuries, which at Auctions achieve the highest prices. A Terrantez-Madeira produced by Barbeito in the year 1795 became famous. The almost extinct variety was revived; in 2010 a cultivated area of 12 hectares was shown (Kym Anderson ).

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

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