The white grape variety originates from Portugal. Synonyms are Trajadura Branca, Trincadeira (Portugal); Treixadura, Treixadura Blanca, Trincadente, Verdello Rubio (Spain). It must not be confused with the varieties Trincadeira das Pratas, Trincadeira Preta or Verdello, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms. The parentage is unknown. According to DNA analyses, it is closely related to the Portuguese varieties Arinto, Azal Branco and Loureiro. It is also frequently blended with these. It was a crossing partner (under the name Treixadura) in the new varieties Abaca and Abadesa. This medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to botrytis and both types of mildew. It produces straw-yellow, high-alcohol white wines with aromas of apples, pears, peaches and lemons. The variety is cultivated in Portugal in the areas of Beiras, Douro, Minho and Vinho Verde on 1,550 hectares. In Spain, it is cultivated under Treixadura or Treixadura Blanca in the region of Galicia in the areas of Monterrei, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Ribeiro and Valdeorras on 942 hectares. In 2016, a total of 2,492 hectares of vines were reported (Kym Anderson statistics).
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