A very vigorous varietal known for extremely high production of rather inferior wines. Common throughout Austria, Germany and also southwest France where it is known as Portugais Bleu. Despite its name there are thus far no connections between this grape and Portugal. Portugeiser produces a pale red with aromas and flavors of strawberries and cherries and often undergoes chapitilization to boost the flavors. Portugeiser is rarely exported, but if it were the wines from the Pfalz region of Germany may be the best. Also found in the southern Hungarian regions of Villány and Szekszárd where it is known as Kákoporto.