Fernão Pires


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A top white grape in Portugal known in some areas as Maria Gomez. Wines deliver high intensity floral aromas and medium body. More recently it’s been successfully blended with Viognier.

Primary Flavors

  • Lime
  • Peach
  • Orange Blossom
  • Honeysuckle
  • Clove

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-light Body

None Tannins

Medium-low Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    1–3 Years

Food Pairing

This wine begs for fresh foods with an herbal note. Try Fernão Pires with cucumber dill salad, California sushi, or Vietnamese fresh rolls.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly