The red variety comes from Portugal
, Synonyms are Lobão, Preto Gordo and Tinta Carvalha du Douro. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, she is not allowed to use the variety Rufete
be confused. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew
, It does not produce very strong, low-alcohol and low-acid red wines with aromas of fruit. The species is mainly in the area Douro
, and also Beiras
represented. In 2010, a cultivation area of 1,311 hectares was identified in Portugal.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012