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Padeiro

The red grape variety comes from Portugal; the name means "baker", but the meaning is unknown. Synonyms are D. Pedro, Padeiro de Basto, Tinto Cão and Tinto Matias. It must not be confused with the Espadeiro or Tinto Cão varieties, despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Hebén x Vinhão. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The early to medium ripening vine is susceptible to downy mildew, but resistant to botrytis. It produces light-coloured, low-acid red wines with a fruity aroma, which are also used for the production of rosé wines. The variety is mainly cultivated in the Portuguese Vinho Verde area. In 2016, 88 hectares of vineyards were designated (statistics Kym Anderson).

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