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Grape Variety: Moreto

Variety Name Moreto
All Synonyms Arruya, Casculo, Moreto d'Alenteijo, Moreto d'Alentejo, Moreto do Dão, Morito, Mureto, Mureto do Alentejo, Tinta de Alter
Countries of Origin Portugal
Species Vitis vinifera
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments This red wine grape is an autochthonous variety from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The name 'Moreto' is a common one and is used as prime name for this variety and as a synonym name for several unrelated varieties (Baga, Camarate tinto, Castelão, Malvasia Preta, Mantheudo, Mureto, Trincadeira Preta). The Regua Agricultural Station (Centro de Estudos Vitivinicolas do Douro) in the Douro region of Portugal has in its collection this grape variety with the prime name Moreto.

Moreto Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Moreto 01
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Protocol 2010 Qualifies for Protocol 2010.
Source Portugal
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Davis in 1984 by Dr. Harold Olmo (Professor, UC Davis) from the Regua Agricultural Station in the Douro region of Portugal. The original material tested positive for virus and underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2007. The treated material successfully completed testing and qualified for the FPS foundation vineyard in 2013.