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The white grape variety originates from Portugal. Synonyms are Arinto Gordo, Boal Prior, Camarate, Folha de Figueira, Molinha, Molinho do Vau, Tamares, Tamarez Branco, Tamarez d'Azeitão, Tamarez Portalegre and Sante Estevao. The ancestry (parentage) is unknown. The name or name component Tamarez, which is frequently used in Portugal, often causes confusion. It should not be confused with the varieties Arinto, Dona Branca, Malvasia Fina, Síria or Trincadeira das Pratas (Boal Prior), despite the synonyms and morphological similarities that seem to indicate it. It was a crossing partner of the new varieties Dona Joaquina and Favorita (1). The variety was mentioned in 1712 by Vicencio Alarte in his work "Agricultura das Vinhas". The late-ripening vine is resistant to powdery mildew. It produces wines with high acidity, which are mainly used for distillation. The variety is mainly grown in the Alentejo area, as well as Algarve, Beiras, Ribatejo, Oeste and Trás-os-Montes. In 2016, the area under cultivation was 298 hectares (Kym Anderson statistics).

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