One of the original Portuguese grape varieties prefered by José Neiva Correia. Named Pedernã in the Vinhos Verdes wine region.

Brief Description

High quality white grape variety, recommended for the entire Demarcated Region except for the Monção sub-region. With a culture area in great expansion it came originally from the region's inland areas. Highly productive it produces fragrant, well-balanced and harmonious wines.

Synonymy: known as «Pedernão» in the South of the region, as «Asal «Espanhol», «Asal Galego» or «Branco Espanhol» in Amarante, as «Pé de Perdiz Branco» in Cabeceiras de Basto, as «Rabo de Ovelha» in Lousada, as «Chapeludo» in Castelo de Paiva, Cinfães and Vale do Sousa, as «Perdigão» in Mondim de Basto and as «Cerceal» in Arouca; it is also the «Pedernão» of the Douro region, the «Arinto» of Bucelas and the «Arinto» of Bairrada.