It is a Portuguese variety spread particularly in the region of Alentejo, on the border with Spain, where it is known as Roupeiro. It is also known as Códega in the region of Douro and Alvadurão in Dão.
CULTIVATED AREA IN PORTUGAL
Budburst period: medium-early.
Ripening period: late.
the bud has an open whitish-green apex with a very intense anthocyanin pigmentation and high density of prostrate hairs. The medium-sized pentagonal leaf is five-lobed, with a slightly open V-shaped petiolar sinus. The cluster is medium-large and compact, with a medium-sized stem. The berry is medium-sized, uniform, short and elliptical.
average-high vigorous vine, of semi-upright growth habit, suitable for warm environments.
Training system and pruning:
it adapts to different training systems, preferring long pruning (single-cane or double-cane Guyot).
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
medium susceptibility to downy mildew, susceptible to powdery mildew, botrytis and mites.
it produces wines of light-yellow colour, fresh, slightly acidic and fruity, for preferably young consumption.
Vineyards in Alentejo (Portugal)