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Dona Branca

The white grape variety (also Torrontés) originates from Portugal. Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with Branda, Chelva (Forastera Blanca), Doradilla (Forastera Blanca), Folha de Figueira, Forastera, Malvasia Fina, Síria or Tamarez. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis. It produces fruity white wines, which are mainly used for blending. It is cultivated in the Beiras, Douro and Trás-os-Montes areas. In 2016, 204 hectares of vineyard area were declared in Portugal, with a decreasing tendency (statistics Kym Anderson).

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