Arinto

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Arinto
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Arinto de Bucelas and other synonyms
Origin Portugal

Arinto or Arinto de Bucelas is a white Portuguese wine grape planted primarily in the Bucelas, Tejo and Vinho Verde regions. It can produce high acid wines with lemon notes.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

Arinto is also known under the synonyms Arintho, Arintho du Dao, Arinto Cachudo, Arinto Cercial, Arinto d'Anadia, Arinto de Bucelas, Arinto do Douro, Arinto Galego, Asal Espanhol, Asal Galego, Assario branco, Boal Cachudo, Branco Espanhol, Cerceal, Chapeludo, Malvasia Fina, Pe de Perdiz branco, Pederna, and Pedernao.[2]

Arinto (or Arintho) is also part of the name of, or a synonym of other varieties. Notably, Arinto is a synonym of Malvasia Fina and Loureiro blanco, and Arinto tinto is a synonym of Tempranillo.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 100 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  2. ^ Arinto de Bucelas, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 26, 2010