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Synonyms Arinto de Bucelas, Terrantez da Terceira - for more see the Synonyms section
Art Grape vine ( Vitis vinifera subsp. Vinifera )
Berry color golden yellow
origin Portugal
VIVC no. 602
List of grape varieties

Arinto is an old white wine variety . It is now only grown in Portugal .


Due to the good quality of the white wines produced from it , the worldwide cultivation area was 4446 hectares.

Ampelographic variety characteristics

  • The shoot tip is open. She is hairy white wool. The young leaves are yellowish and bronze-colored (anthocyanin spots).
  • The large dark green leaves are weakly five-lobed. The stalk bay is closed like a lyre. The blade is bluntly serrated.
  • The grape is medium to large in size. The round to slightly oval berries are medium to large in size and golden yellow in color.


The variety is low-yielding and susceptible to raw rot . The plant is sensitive to drought stress.


It is similar because of their fine acidity the Riesling , the two varieties, however, are not related. In Bucelas is white wine "Bucelas" pressed, and the proportion of Arinto must in these wines be at least 75%. The Vinho Verde also contains Arinto grapes .

See also


Arintho, Arintho du Dao, Arinto Cachudo, Arinto Cercial, Arinto D'Anadia, Arinto de Bucelas, 'Arinto Galego, Asal Espanhol, Asal Galego, Assario Branco, Azal Espanhol, Azal Galego, Boal Cachudo, Branco Espanhol, Cerceal, Chapeludo Malvasia Fina, Pe de Perdiz Branco, Pederna, Pedernao, Pedrena, Terrantez da Terceira, Val De Arintho

Web links


  • Pierre Galet : Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages . 1st edition. Hachette Livre, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-01-236331-8 .
  • Jancis Robinson , Julia Harding, Josè Vouillamoz: Wine Grapes. A complete guide to 1368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors . 1st edition. Penguin Books, London 2012, ISBN 978-0-06-220636-7 .
  • Hans Jörg Böhm: Grape Variety Atlas Spain and Portugal. History, terroir and ampelography. 1st edition. Eugen Ulmer, 2011, ISBN 978-3-8001-7682-3 .
  • Wolfgang Hubert, David Black Forest: Portugal and its wines . 2nd Edition. Hallwag, Gräfe and Unzer Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-8338-0641-4 .

Individual evidence

  1. Anderson, K. and NR Aryal: Database of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety, 2000 and 2010, Wine Economics Research Center, University of Adelaide, December 2013 (first revision April 2014) (second revision May 2014) ( third revision July 2014).