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João de Periquita

Synonym for the grape variety Castelão Francês; see there.

Castelão Francês The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Bastardo Castico, Bastardo Espanhol, Catelão, Castelão, Castellao Portugues, Castico, João de Periquita, João de Santarém, João de Santarém Tinto, João Santarém, Lariao Preto, Periquita, Piriquita, Piriquito and Trincadeira. The variety was first mentioned in 1531 by the ampelographer Rui Fernandes under the obviously misspelled name Catelão. José Maria da Fonseca, who founded a winery in Azeitão south of Lisbon in 1834 and introduced the variety here, played a decisive role in its spread. The...

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