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Mainly grown in the Minho (known as Albariño in Spain), this produces crisp, aromatic wines with notes of peach, apple and citrus fruits with a mineral character.
Known as Maria Gomes in Bairrada, this is a versatile grape making crisp, aromatic wines with lowish acidity and floral notes on the palate.
Widely grown in northern and central Portugal producing dry, tangy wines with plenty of citrus fruit on the palate. Also known as Padernã in Vinho Verde region.
The backbone of many Ports this small grape gives a high concentration of color, extract, sweetness, and aroma, which can make it ideal for longer term ageing.
One of the most widely planted varieties, particularly in the south where it is often called Periquita, making fruity, sometimes gamey reds.
Mainly grown in Bairrada but found also in Dão this late-ripening variety can make lean tannic reds. Also used as the base for Portuguese sparkling wines.