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Cornifesto is a red Portuguese wine grape variety that is used in the production of Port. In Port production it is considered a minor grape that is usually used to make lighter bodied wines.[1] It originated from the crossing of Castellana Blanca and Alfrocheiro Preto. [2] [3]


Various synonyms have been used to describe Cornifesto and its wines including Cornifeito, Cornifesta, Cornifesto Tinto, Cornifesto no Dão, Cornifresco and Tinta Bastardeira. It is known as Gajo arroba in the Arribes del Duero appellation in Zamora, Spain, and has been included in the Spanish variety catalogue with number 20092017 [4]

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  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 60 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0-19-860098-4
  2. ^ Zinelabidine et al. (2012). Identification by SNP analysis of a major role for Cayetana Blanca in the genetic network of Iberian Peninsula grapevine varieties. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 63 (1) 121-126
  3. ^ LACOMBE, T. et al. (2013). Large-scale parentage analysis in an extended set of grapevine cultivars (Vitis vinifera L.). Theoretical Applied Genetics 126 (2) 401-414
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