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Treixadura/Trajadura (Spain)

Treixadura is a white grape from Galicia on the north Atlantic coast of Spain.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach

Apricot
Apricot
Jasmine
Jasmine
Banana
Banana
Minerals
Minerals

Oak Added Flavors

Vanilla
Vanilla
Butter
Butter
Toast
Toast
Coconut
Coconut

Yellow Stone Fruit and Citrus flavors are typical for Treixadura.

Hints of Yellow Plum, Herbs, and salty Minerals.

Profile

Treixadura 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
Risotto
Pasta
Pasta
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas

Vegetables
Vegetables
Fish
Fish
Sushi
Sushi
Cheese
Cheese

Treixadura'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:
Arzua Ulloa de Galicia (pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Galicia).

Spanish Spesialities:

Red Piquillo peppers stuffed with Tetilla cheese.

Empanada Zamburiñas (Galicia Scallop Pie).

About Treixadura

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

In Galicia, you find Treixadura mostly in DO Ribeiro and Rias Baixas.

The Treixadura grape is mainly used to blend, it adds creamy lemony aromas and body.

The single varietal Treixadura ages on the lees and developes a velvety, glyceric texture.

The famous sweet wine Ribeiro Tostado is made with air-dried Treixadura grapes.

If You Like Treixadura

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)
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!

Wine Region Galicia

Galicia

Galicia is a region in north-west Spain.

There are 5 Denominacións de Orixe (DO) in Galicia:

  • Monterrei
  • Rías Baixas
  • Ribeira Sacra
  • Ribeiro
  • Valdeorras

Rias Baixas (lower Rias), close to the border of Portugal, is known to produce the best Albariño in the world. In Portugal the same grape is called Alvarinho.

Ribeira Sacra is best known for dry red wines from the Mencia grape.

Red Wines

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