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Rabigato

Rabigato is an indigenous Portuguese white grape variety grown almost exclusively in the Douro region. It is known for its powerful aromas, high acidity and versatility in winemaking.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Rabigato is a medium-sized, yellow-green grape with thick skin. The variety is known for its intense aromas of lemon and orange blossom as well as having vegetal or mineral notes. Its taste is fresh and acidic, with flavours of green apple, pear, white peach and white flowers.

Fresh Rabigato grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Rabigato is grown almost exclusively in the Douro region of Portugal. It is mostly found in the cooler parts of the region, near the Douro River and in the higher altitude vineyards. Rabigato is an early to mid ripening variety, capable of producing wines with high levels of acidity and structure. It is often blended with other white varieties and hardly found as monovarietal wine. Rabigato is used for the production of Douro white wines or white fortified Port wines. Rabigato pairs well with a range of different dishes, such as seafood and light meats. The variety is also a great accompaniment to dishes with strong, fruity flavours, such as ceviche or grilled vegetables.

Foods to pair with Rabigato:

Asian food
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Rabigato
Rabigato is portuguese and translates into 'the cat’s tail". This terminology seems to refer to the shape of the grape clusters.

Top Wines with Rabigato

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Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Reserva Douro Branco

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Taylor's Chip Dry White Port

Taylor's

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Taylor's Chip Dry White Port is a delightful fortified wine that stands out for its unique characteristics. Produced in the Douro Valley, Portugal, this wine showcases the expertise of a renowned producer. The vineyards, nestled in the picturesque landscape, benefit from the region's ideal climate and soil conditions. The winemaking process involves carefully selected white grape varieties, which are fermented and then fortified with grape spirit. The result is a crisp and refreshing style of Port, with vibrant flavors of citrus, dried fruits, and a hint of nuttiness. Taylor's Chip Dry White Port is a perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated and versatile wine experience.
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Andresen 10 Year Old White Port

Andresen

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Andresen 10 Year Old White Port is a remarkable fortified wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. The vineyard features unique terroir, with ideal soil composition and microclimate, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, including careful fermentation and aging for a decade. The result is a beautifully balanced and complex wine, with a rich golden hue and enticing aromas of dried fruits and nuts. On the palate, it offers a luscious and velvety texture, with flavors of caramel, honey, and a hint of citrus.
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Broadbent Branco

Broadbent

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Broadbent Branco is a white wine produced by the renowned wine expert Michael Broadbent. This wine comes from the Douro region in Portugal, which is known for its steep vineyards and unique terroir. The grapes used to make this wine are grown in vineyards with schist soils, which impart a distinct minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves fermentation in stainless steel tanks, which helps to preserve the wine's fresh and fruity character. Broadbent Branco is a crisp and refreshing wine with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, making it a perfect choice for warm weather or as an aperitif.
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Churchill's White Port

Churchill's

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Churchill's White Port is a delightful fortified wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the esteemed Douro region of Portugal, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the region's unique vineyards. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its pale golden color and enticing aromas, Churchill's White Port offers a harmonious balance of flavors. Its style is characterized by a luscious sweetness, complemented by refreshing acidity. This versatile wine can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes, making it a standout choice for any occasion.
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