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The white grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Veozinho Verdeal and Viozinho. According to 2006 DNA analysis there is a genetic relationship to the varieties Lado. Tinta Francisca and Tinto Cao, It is a very old variety; the parentage is unknown (as of 2014). The early ripening vine is moderately susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces aromatic, acid-stressed white wines with storage potential, which are also known as “Portuguese Sauvignon Blanc "Are referred to. The variety is mainly used in the fields Douro. Península de Setúbal. Tejo and Tras-os-Montes, as well as in Alentejo and on the Azores grown. Among other things, it is blended with the varieties Rabigato and Gouveio ( Godello ) in white port wines used. The acreage in 2010 was 100 hectares.

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

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