Malvasia de Colares

Malvasia de Colares is an indigenous grape variety from the Colares, located near the Atlantic coast just north west of Lisbon. It is known for its unique characteristics and is used to produce a distinct style of wine.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Malvasia de Colares is a white variety with light golden-green hues. The grape is known for its floral and fruity aromas, along with a hint of honey and spice.

Fresh Malvasia de Colares grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Malvasia de Colares is mainly grown in the Colares, Portugal. The region is known for its sandy soils and is the only place in the country where the variety is grown. Malvasia de Colares is high yielding and prone to sunburn. Malvasia de Colares wines tend to be full-bodied and concentrated with a long finish. The wines are known for their complexity. Malvasia de Colares pairs well with a variety of dishes, including seafood, poultry and goat cheese.

Foods to pair with Malvasia de Colares:

Light meat
Fun Fact about Malvasia de Colares
Malvasia de Colares is one of the few Portuguese varieties that has been granted its own appellation of origin. It's also one of the oldest grape varieties in the world and is believed to have been planted since the 14th century.

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