Batoca is a white grape variety from the Vinho Verde region in north-western Portugal. It is mostly used to produce fresh and fruity white wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Batoca grapes are medium-sized and round, with a reddish-black colour. The wines produced with Batoca grapes have a pale-red colour, with aromas of ripe cherries and plums, as well as herbs and spices. On the palate, these wines are light-bodied, with a soft texture and lively acidity.

Fresh Batoca grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Batoca is mainly grown in the Minho, Trás-os-Montes and Vinho Verde areas in Portugal, though is identical to the Spanish variety Blanca Mar grown in Galicia in Spain. Batoca vines are resilient and resistant to drought, but require a warm climate to produce good quality grapes. The wines produced from Batoca grapes are usually light and fruity, with moderate alcohol levels. Wines produced from Batoca grapes tend to be balanced and aromatic, soft and moderate-quality wines. Batoca wines are best served with light dishes, such as salads and seafood. They also pair well with cheese and other white meats.

Foods to pair with Batoca:

Light meat
Fun Fact about Batoca
Espadeiro Branco is a synonym but there is no connection to the red variety Espadeiro.

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