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Touriga fêmea

The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Tinta Coimbra, Touriga Brasileira and Tourigo Fêmea. It must not be confused with the other Touriga varieties, despite the fact that synonyms and morphological similarities seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is the result of a presumably natural cross between Touriga Nacional and Malvasia Fina. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The medium ripening vine produces red wines with soft tannins and black fruit aromas. It is mainly cultivated in the Dão, Douro and Península de Setúbal areas. In 2016, 15 hectares of vineyard area were designated (statistics Kym Anderson).

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