Agua Santa grapes
In central Portugal, an unexciting crosses between Camarate and Castelao used in most of the blends in the country.
Some says that Agua Santa is also a breed of Trincadeira and Castelao, but did not have any consistency with the parentage.
The Agua Santa is referred to as the “holy water”, created from the blending of Camarate under the name of Mortagua and Castelao that is under the name of Joao Santarem.
This indifferent cross was achieved in 1948 by Jose Leao Ferreira de Almeida, conducted at the National Agronomy Research Center in Oeiras.
It was also evident that Agua Santa is a “double grandchild” of Cayetana Blanca and Alfrocheiro grape varieties.
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