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The white grape variety originates from Portugal. Synonyms are Branco Lameiro, Lameira, Lameirinho, Luzidia, Luzidio, Molarinha, Molarinho (Portugal); Branco da Lama (Spain-Galicia). The parentage is unknown. The low-yielding vine produces neutral-tasting simple white wines for blending. It was formerly cultivated in the Portuguese areas of Beiras (Beira Litoral), Douro and Minho. The variety is also permitted in Vinho Verde. In 2016, however, only 0.3 hectares of vines were reported (Kym Anderson statistics).

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