The red variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Black Alicante, Black Portugal, Castelão de Cova da Beira, Crato Preto, Crato Tinto, Folha de Abobora, Mortágua, Mortágua Preto, Mourteiro, Murteira, Negreda, Padeiro Bravo, Rifete, Rosete Espalhado, Tinta Amarela , Tinta Amarelha, Tinta Amarella, Tinta Carvallera, Tinta Manuola, Torneiro and Trincadeira, It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Black Alicante. Castelão Francês. Espadeiro. Preto Martinho. Rufete (Rifete) Tamarez. Trajadura or Trincadeira das Pratas be confused. The parentage is unknown. According to 2007 occurred DNA analysis there are genetic relationships with Ramisco and Sercial,
The high-yielding vine is susceptible to the real mildew and Botrytis but resistant to heat and drought, It yields dark, spicy red wines with aromas cinnamon and carnations. The variety is in southern Portugal especially in the areas Alentejo. dão. Douro and Tejo widespread. Under the name Tinta Amarela she will be responsible for the port wine used. In 2010, a total of 9,270 hectares with a strong upward trend were reported in Portugal (Kym Anderson ). So she finished in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 75.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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