Azal tinto

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Azal Tinto
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledAmaral and other synonyms
Notable regionsMinho
Notable winesVinho 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.