The red grape variety comes from Portugal
, Synonyms are Lobão, Preto Gordo and Tinta Carvalha du Douro. Despite apparently indicative synonyms, she is not allowed with the variety Rufete
be confused. The late ripening, productive vine is susceptible to real ones mildew
, It does not produce very colorful, 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, 1,311 hectares were cultivated in Portugal.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012