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Trajadura (Portugal)

Trajadura is a white grape from the north Atlantic coast of Portugal.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Orange Zest
Orange Zest
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach

Apricot
Apricot
Jasmine
Jasmine
Herbs
Herbs
Minerals
Minerals

Oak Added Flavors

Vanilla
Vanilla
Butter
Butter
Toast
Toast
Coconut
Coconut

Citrus and Flowers are typical flavors for Trajadura.

Profile

Trajadura is rich and aromatic:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium - Full
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Bacalao
Bacalao
Salmon
Salmon
Quiche
Quiche

Risotto
Seafood
Risotto
Pasta
Seafood
Pasta
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas

Vegetables
Vegetables
Fish
Fish
Sushi
Sushi
Cheese
Cheese

Trajadura's delicious acidity makes it very food friendly.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Bacalao. Seafood Paella. Pasta and Pizza.
Salmon. Gravlax. Sushi. Sashimi.
Scallops. Fish Soup. Fish Pie.
Squid. Octopus Salad.
Ceviche. Russian Crab Salad.
Salads. Vegetables. Olive oil.

Cheese:
Fresh. Cow. Serra da Estrela Cheese.

About Treixadura

Trajadura grows both in Minho region in Northern Portugal, and in neighbouring Galicia, Northern Spain.

The Minho region is famous for its Vinho Verde, literally Green Wine, meaning drink me soon, drink me young, white wine. The climate there is cool and moist, resulting in high acidity and low alcohol.

The Trajadura grape is mainly used to blend, to add body and high alcohol to the other local white grapes such Alvarinho, Loureiro, Arinto, Avesso, Azal and Batoca, officially sanctioned for Vinho Verde DOC production.

The single varietal Trajadura wine ages on the lees and developes a creamy, glyceric texture.

If You Like Trajadura

You May Also Like:

Cassis (France)
Catarratto (Italy)
Chardonnay (France)
Garnacha Blanca (Spain)
Grenache Blanche (France)
Marsanne (France)
Pinot Blanc (France)
Rioja White Oaked (Spain)
Rosazzo (Italy)
Roussanne (France)
Sémillon (France)
Trajadura (Portugal)
Treixadura (Spain)
Viognier (France)

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!

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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