Antão Vaz

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Antão Vaz
Grape (Vitis)
Antao Vaz.jpg
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledAntonio Vaz
Pedigree parent 1Cayetana blanca
Pedigree parent 2João Domingos
Notable regionsAlentejo
Formation of seedsComplete
Sex of flowersHermaphrodite
VIVC number493

Antão Vaz is a native Portuguese white wine grape variety.[1] Genetic testing has shown it to be a cross of the white Cayetana blanca (through which it is a grandchild of Hebén) and the almost unknown red João Domingos, which is thought to be extinct in its native Portugal.[2][3] It is grown primarily in the Alentejo region, with additional plantings around Lisbon and in the Península de Setúbal. It is vigorous and productive, and requires a hot climate. The thick skins on these large loosely packed grapes enable them to withstand high heat and dehydration. It produces complex, light yellow wines with citrus and tropical aromas. Depending on the time of harvest, the wines can range from very acidic to ripe and alcoholic.[4][5]


  1. ^ "ANTAO VAZ". Vitis International Variety Catalogue VIVC. Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI), Institute for Grapevine Breeding - Geilweilerhof (ZR). August 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ LACOMBE, T.; BOURSIQUOT, J.M.; LAUCOU, V.; Di VECCHI-STARAZ, M.; PEROS, J.P.; THIS, P. (2013). "Large-scale parentage analysis in an extended set of grapevine cultivars (Vitis vinifera L.)". Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126: 401–414. doi:10.1007/s00122-012-1988-2.
  3. ^ Frank Massholder. "João Domingos". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  4. ^ "Antão Vaz". Instituto Da Vinha E Do Vinho. Ministério da Agricultura, Florestas e Desenvolvimento Rural. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ "Antão Vaz". Wines of Portugal. 2010. Retrieved 2017-09-20.