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Loureiro

Loureiro is a white grape variety originating from the Vinho Verde region of Portugal. It is a relativelly high-yielding variety that produces aromatic and high quality fruity wines with floral aromas.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Loureiro grapes are large and green-yellow in colour. Its juice is high in acidity and low in sugar, giving it a slightly tart taste. The aroma of the grape is quite distinctive, with a strong floral and aromatic character. The taste profile of Loureiro wines is usually light and refreshing, with notes of citrus, green apple and white flowers.

Fresh Loureiro grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The Loureiro grape is most widely grown in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal, where it has been cultivated since the 17th century. It is also grown in other parts of Portugal, as well as in Spain and California. Loureiro is quite productive and early ripening. The grape is susceptible to downy and powdery mildews, phomopsis, botrytis bunch rot and to mites. Loureiro wines are usually made in a dry and light style. Commonly blended with other Vinho Verde grapes or bottled as a single varietal wine. The most classic style of Loureiro wine is from the Vinho Verde region of Portugal, where the wines tend to be light and refreshing, with aromas of citrus, green apple and white flowers. Loureiro wines are often paired with seafood, as their light and refreshing character is perfect for lighter dishes. The wines also pair well with poultry, salads and cheese. For a more robust pairing, try the wines with dishes such as grilled white fish or pork loin.

Foods to pair with Loureiro:

Asian food
Pasta
Curry
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Loureiro
The name "Loureiro" translates into ‘laurel’, referring to the destinct aroma of its berries, which is similar to that of laurel flowers and leaves.

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