Azal tinto

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Azal Tinto
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Amaral and other synonyms
Origin Portugal
Notable regions Minho
Notable wines Vinho Verde

Azal Tinto or Amaral is a variety of red Portuguese wine grape.[1] It is planted in the Minho region where it is used in red Vinho Verde, while the related Azal Branco is used for white Vinho Verde.[2]


Azal Tinto is also known under the synonyms Amaral, Amaral Preto, Azal, Azal Preto, Cachon, Cainho Miudo, Caino, Caino Bravo, Caino Tinto, Sousao, and Sousao Galego.[1]

Azal Tinto is also used as a synonym for Vinhão.

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  1. ^ a b Amaral, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 27, 2010
  2. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Azal Branco". Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 56. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.