A very old variety cultivated mainly in the Portuguese regions of Dão and Douro (Malvasia Fina) and on the island of Madeira (Boal). In Spain it is grown in the Galician province of Ourense. It is different from Torrontés de Cuenca (Heben), Torrontés de Cordoba (Zalema), Torrontés de Madrid (Alarije, Malvasia Riojana, Subirat Parent), Turruntes (Albillo Mayor), Terrantez da Madeira (Folgasão) and Terrantez en Dão.
CULTIVATED AREA IN SPAIN
CULTIVATED AREA IN PORTUGAL
Bud-burst period: everage-early.
Ripening period: everage.
Yield: good, abundant.
the bud, with its open, whitish apex, has slightly carminate edges. The medium-sized, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf has medium-sized and straight teeth. The petiolar sinus is slightly open and lyre shaped. The cluster is medium-large, conical-truncated and moderately compact. The berry is medium-small, elliptical and doesn’t easily detach from the rachis.
medium-highly vigorous vine of semi-upright growth habit. It adapts to several types of soils, provided they are not too compact and warm.
Training system and pruning:
adaptable to different training systems and pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
quite susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildew, as well as botrytis.
it produces wines with fine and elegant aromas, although of weak structure and medium-low acidity. Suitable both for production of still, generous wines and, with early harvest, for production of sparkling wines.
Clones in propagation:
Vineyards in Douro (Portugal)