top-banner

Fernao Pires

With its exotic aromas and light, crisp flavours, the Fernao Pires grape is the most common white grape in Portugal. Fernao Pires is also known as Maria Gomes in the northern part of Portugal.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fernao Pires is a white grape variety with medium acidity, a light yellow-green colour, and elevated floral aromas. It has a distinct, floral flavour with hints of apricot, peach and lime.

Fresh Fernao Pires grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Fernao Pires is grown throughout Portugal but also in Spain, South Africa, California and Australia. Fernao Pires thrives in warm climates and is resistant to many fungal diseases. It is also known for its high yields, making it a popular variety for winemakers. The grapes are typically harvested early in order to preserve the acidity and mostly fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate aromas and flavours. Fernao Pires is used to produce a variety of wines, including dry and sparkling whites. In the Dão region, it is often blended with other varieties such as Encruzado and Bical to produce richer and more complex wines. In the Vinho Verde region, it is typically blended with other varieties such as Loureiro to produce light and refreshing wines. Fernao Pires pairs well with a variety of dishes, from seafood to salads and pasta.

Foods to pair with Fernao Pires:

Asian food
Pasta
Fish
Light meat
Fun Fact about Fernao Pires
Recently, a pink-berried mutation called Fernao Pires Rosado has also been observed.

Top Wines with Fernao Pires

Bottle of Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dona Ermelinda Palmela Branco from search results

Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dona Ermelinda Palmela Branco

Casa Ermelinda Freitas

User Rating:
3.8
Most Reviewed
Expert Rating:
3.5
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dona Ermelinda Palmela Branco is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the Palmela appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in carefully selected vineyards. The vineyard features a unique terroir, with favorable soil and climate conditions that contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that only the finest grapes are used. The result is a wine with a distinct style, characterized by its vibrant acidity, refreshing citrus flavors, and a hint of minerality.
Read more
Food Pairing:
Seafood
Tuna And Swordfish
Salad
Chicken
Cheese
Shellfish
Shrimp
Bruschetta And Crostini
Learn More
$6.95
Go to Shop
1 Vintage Available
Bottle of Capucha Fossil Branco from search results

Capucha Fossil Branco Natural

Capucha

User Rating:
3.9
Highly Reviewed
Expert Rating:
4.0
Capucha Fossil is a dry white wine made with traditional Portuguese grape varieties. This wine is made with a blend of Arinto, Fernao Pires and Gouveio grapes. The vineyards lie just 7km from the Atlantic and see strong cooling winds. The vineyards soils are rich in limestone and marine fossils, just like the soils in Burgundy's Chablis region. The winemaking involves a cold soak of the skins to extract maximium aromatics, followed by a cool ferment in neutral vessels with the use of ambient yeasts. This wine is made in a fresh style, similar to Chablis or unoaked Chardonnay. Expect a light bodied wine, with vibrant acidity, saline minerality and an apple and crunchy white peach flavor profile. This is a great choice for drinkers looking to branch out from Albarino or other classic, unoaked, refreshing wine styles.
Read more
Food Pairing:
Fruit
Beef
Pork
Vegetable
Cheese
Learn More
$21.00
Go to Shop
1 Vintage Available
Bottle of Quinta do Passadouro Douro Branco from search results

Quinta do Passadouro Douro Branco

Quinta do Passadouro

User Rating:
3.7
Highly Reviewed
Expert Rating:
3.8
Quinta do Passadouro Douro Branco is a remarkable white wine that showcases the best of the Douro region in Portugal. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine is a true testament to their expertise and dedication. The vineyard, nestled in the picturesque Douro Valley, benefits from the region's unique terroir, with its steep slopes and schist soils. The winemaking process is meticulous, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances freshness and complexity. Quinta do Passadouro Douro Branco offers a delightful style, with vibrant citrus notes, a touch of minerality, and a long, elegant finish. It is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality white wine with a sense of place.
Read more
Food Pairing:
Chicken
Seafood
Salad
Vegetable
Asian Food
Salmon
Noodle
Shellfish
Croquette
Curry
Lobster
Innards
Egg
Shrimp
Fish
Paella
Learn More
$16.33
Go to Shop
1 Vintage Available