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Alvarinho (Portugal)

Portuguese Alvarinho is the same grape as Spanish Albariño.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple

Peach
Peach
Jasmine
Jasmine
Mint
Mint
Minerals
Minerals

Bright Citrus and green Apple flavors are typical for Alvarinho, with hints of Flowers, Mint, and salty Minerals.

Profile

Portuguese Alvarinho is a little fresher than Spanish Albariño:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif

Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Oysters
Oysters
Pasta
Sushi

Seafood is the best food pairing for Alvarinho.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Oysters. Mussels. Clams.
Shellfish dishes. Garlic Prawns.
Grilled White Fish. White Crab.
Grilled Sardines. Grilled Squid.
Gravlax. Sushi. Sashimi.

Cheese:
Goat. Sheep. Feta. Gouda.

About Alvarinho

Alvarinho is produced in a significant amount in the regions of northern Portugal. These regions are close to Spain, where the same grape is called Albariño.

If You Like Alvarinho

You Will Also Like:

Albariño (Spain)
Alvarinho (Portugal)
Favorita (Italy)
Pigato (Italy)
Trebbiano (Italy)
Ugni Blanc (France)
Verdicchio (Italy)
Vermentino (Italy)
Vernaccia (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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