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The white grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Arinto Gordo, Boal Prior, Folha de Figueira, Tamares, Tamarez Branco, Tamarez d'Azeitão, Tamarez Portalegre and Sante Estevao. The name or part of the name 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 fact that it seems to be synonymous with them. The variety was already mentioned in writing in 1712 by Vicencio Alarte in his work "Agricultura das Vinhas". The late ripening vine is resistant to powdery mildew. It produces acidic wines, which are mainly used as base wines for distillation. The variety is mainly grown in the Alentejo area, but also in the Algarve, Beiras, Ribatejo, Oeste and Trás-os-Montes. In 2016, the area under cultivation was 298 hectares with a downward trend (Kym Anderson).

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