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Douro Branco (Portugal)

Douro Branco is a white wine from the Douro Valley.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Citrus
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Melon
Melon
Apricot
Apricot
Pineapple
Pinapple
Flowers
Flowers

Herbs
Herbs
Almond
Almond
Slate
Slate
Oak
Oak

Citrus, Apple, and Tropical Fruit are typical Douro Branco flavors.

Hints of Flowers, Herbs, bitter Almond, and wet Stone minerality.

Profile

Douro Branco is dry, fresh and floral, with good acitity:

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

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Olives
Olives
Tapas
Tapas
Cured Meat
Cured Meat

Seafood
Seafood
Fish
Fish
Salmon
Salmon
Sushi
Sushi

Bacalao
Bacalao
Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit

Douro Branco is best served with Fish, Seafoodfood and Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Olives. Olive Oil.
Tapas. Cured Meat.
Fish. Seafood.
Salmon. Sushi. Sashimi.
Pastas (with white Sauce).
Light Bacalhau (Salt Cod).
Chicken. Rabbit.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.

Portugues Specialities:
Robalo Grelhado (Grilled Seabass With Chili).
Bacalhau Cozido com Grão (Boiled Salt Cod with Chickpeas).

If You Like Douro Branco

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Vermentino (Italy)
Verdicchio (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

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

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!

About Douro Branco

White wines from Douro are typically a blend of native Arinto, Gouveio, Malvasia, Rabigato, and Viosinho.

The Douro Region

Region Douro

The Douro region is the oldest wine region in the world (1756) and is classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Famous for Port Wine, Douro also produces quality red wines (Douro Tinto), with a taste range from light Burgund to rich Bordeaux.

Listed Wines:

Douro Tinto
Douro Branco

Port Wines:

Port Red
Port White

Port wine is produced through a unique vinification method, and there are several varieties of Port wine: Tawny, White, Ruby, and Late Bottled Vintage.

Port wine is exported from the city of Porto (thus the name).

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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