Alfrocheiro Preto

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Alfrocheiro Preto
Grape (Vitis)
Portuguese Alentejo wine.jpg
A red wine from the Alentejo that is a blend of several Portuguese grape varieties including Argones (Tinta Roriz/Tempranillo), Alicante Bouschet and Alfrocheiro.
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called see list of synonyms
Origin Portugal
Formation of seeds Complete
Sex of flowers Hermaphrodite
VIVC number 277

Alfrocheiro Preto is a red Portuguese wine grape variety[1] planted primarily in the Dão DOC and Alentejano VR. The grape is known for the deep coloring it can add to wine blends.[2] Under the name Baboso negro, it is considered a minor Spanish red grape variety, growing mainly in the provinces of Zamora and Salamanca, in the region of Castile and León. It is one of the authorized varieties of the La Gomera and El Hierro Denominación de Origen, in the Canary Islands (Spain).

Synonyms[edit]

Alfrocheiro Preto is also known under the synonyms Albarín Negro, Alfrocheiro, Alfurcheiro, Tinta Bastardinha, Tinta Francisca de Viseu, Bastardo negro, and Bruñal. The official name in Spain is Baboso negro.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alfrocheiro Preto". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 130 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0