The red grape 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, Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities with 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 DNA analysis there are genetic relationships with Ramisco and Sercial,
The productive vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis, but resistant to heat and drought, It produces dark-colored, spicy red wines with aromas cinnamon and cloves. The variety is in southern Portugal mainly in the fields Alentejo. dão. Douro and Tejo widespread. Under the name Tinta Amarela she is for the port wine used. In 2010, a total of 9,270 hectares were registered in Portugal with a strongly increasing tendency (Kym Anderson ). With this she demonstrated in the worldwide varieties ranking rank 75.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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