Loureiro


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One of the major grapes used in the wines of the northern Portuguese wine region Vinho Verde. The wines are bright and display aromas of peach, ripe citrus and white blossom.

Primary Flavors

  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Lime Blossom
  • Bay Leaf
  • Saline

Taste Profile

Dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    38–45°F / 3-7°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

The semi-aromatic nature of these wines, as well as the textural weight require equally flavourful, textural foods. Try with salt cod, fish soups, or other classic Portuguese fare.

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About Madeline Puckette

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