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Tinto Velasco

The red grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Benitillo, Blasco, Desgranaera, Frasco, Graciano de Alfaro, Granadera, Tinto de la Pámpana Blanca, Tinto Velasco Peludo, Valent Negra, Velasco Tinta and Velasko. Most of the synonyms listed were long considered to be independent grape varieties and could now be identified as identical by DNA analysis. However, like the Tinto de la Pámpana Blanca, they are still listed as independent varieties. It must not be confused with the variety Alicante Henri Bouschet (with synonym Tinto Velasco). The variety is grown in the regions of Extremadura and La Mancha. In 2016, a total of 5,369 hectares of vineyard area were designated, with a strong downward trend. This puts it in 108th place in the worldwide grape variety ranking (Kym Anderson statistics).

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