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The white grape comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Boal Bonifacio, Malvasia Corada, Malvasia Fina and Malvasia Fina de Douro. It is not allowed on the basis of the synonym with the variety Malvasia Fina be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Malvasia Fina x Rabo de Ovelha, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The variety was crossing partner in the new breed Alvarinho Topazio, The early to mid-season, high-yielding vine is sensitive to drought, as well as moderately prone to real mildew and bunch rot, It provides simple, high-alcohol white wines for quick enjoyment, which are mostly used for blends. The variety is in the regions Alentejo. Estremadura (in DOC wine Óbidos admitted) and Ribatejo, as well as in the field Douro grown. The acreage in 2010 was 1,182 hectares.

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

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